Tyris is a two time Daily Times, Blout County Player of the Year. He was also News Sentinel Player of the Year. In addition, he is a 1992 Mr. Football Finalist and a two time “All State” selection. He continued his football career at Mississippi State University. In basketball, Tyris was three time “All State”, he was the district tournament MVP, “All State” tournament MVP and led Alcoa to the 1992 State Championship game.