Imhotep Charter's Tykee Smith to announce college decision

Tykee Smith (2) is a threat at multiple positions for talented Imhotep Charter.

One of the state’s most versatile football players is set to make his college choice.

Imhotep Charter’s Tykee Smith said Wednesday that he will announce his decision at 2 p.m., Thursday, in the cafeteria of the East Germantown school.

“I would rate him in the top two or three I ever coached. He just understands football and cares about it.” — Mark Schmidt, Imhotep assistant coach

The 5-foot-11, 193-pound senior plays running back, wildcat quarterback, wide receiver, and defensive back for the Panthers. He is a three-star prospect, according to 247Sports.

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Smith, right, fights for yardage in last years PIAA Class 4A state final against Erie Cathedral Prep.

Smith, who is projected to play safety in college, has narrowed his list to Baylor, Maryland, Michigan State, North Carolina, Syracuse, and West Virginia.

“If we need him in a big game, he really shows up. He is not scared of anybody.” — Carl Jones, Imhotep running back

Last season, Smith helped Imhotep go 12-2 overall and advance to the PIAA Class 4A championship game before losing to District 10’s Erie Cathedral Prep.

“The thing about him is that he can kind of do it anywhere on the field,” Panthers second-year coach Nick Lincoln said. “He just does everything he can to make sure his team is in a good position to win.”