Tykee Smith Named One of the Best Returning Defensive Backs in the Nation

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This comes as no surprise to West Virginian fans. We already know what a special talent Tykee Smith is.



Pro Football Focus named Smith as the 5th best returning defensive back in College Football for 2021. According to the site’s statistics, Smith has “the third best slot coverage grade in the nation” since 2019. They also weren’t shy to give the Philadelphia native praise.


“He has great eyes in coverage and was never caught off guard. Keep an eye on Smith next season – he’s the real deal”

During his two seasons in Morgantown, Smith has totaled 111 tackles, including 10.5 for loss. He has also totaled 4 interceptions that he has returned for 100 yards and one touchdown.

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Clark Johnson
Clark Johnson is a Football Columnist for The Voice of West Virginia. He is a student at Concord University and is majoring in History with a minor in Political Science. He became a Mountaineer fan at 9-years old and has not missed a WVU football game since 2008. He is honored to bring new perspective and fresh content to the best fanbase in the nation!