This article originally appeared in the Monrovia Weekly.
Tyree Miles is excited for the Monrovia High School football season to begin. It will be his first and last season as a Wildcat.
Miles moved from Fontana earlier this year. He said the team has welcomed him in.
“It’s been a very good transition,” Miles said. “I love my team. I love my coaches.”
Miles plays three positions: running back, wide receiver and cornerback. He likes all three, but he favors running back.
“It’s a childhood favorite of mine. I’ve been playing it for the longest,” he said.
Miles has played football since he was five. He played all three years at his high school in Fontana and looks to contribute to the Monrovia team in a strong role. He said he’s been working on improving in the offseason.
“I’m trying to have better on the field vision,” Miles said. “I want to help the team win big this year. I want the team to be as good as we can and hopefully get a ring.”
Miles said his vision is his strongest trait as a running back. He compared his play to New York Giants star running back Saquon Barkley.
“He just has really good vision and cuts,” Miles said. “That’s what I’m trying to get my game to be, his level.”
When he’s not playing football, Miles enjoys relaxing and watching other sports including soccer and basketball.