Earned playing time as a true freshman ... Hopes to get more in the coming season but the cornerback positions could be among the deepest, most competitive on the team ... Has good speed and coaches believe he has the potential to become a regular contributor.
2013 (Freshman): Played in eight games with one start ... Ended the season with nine tackles, including eight solo tackles ... Season best seven tackles vs. Georgia, where he earned his first start. High School: Talented athlete who also had a successful track career at La Salle High School in Cincinnati ... One of the nation's top-25 cornerbacks as evaluated by ESPN.com, which gives him a positive rating in man coverage, zone coverage, ballhandling and instincts ... ESPN.com ranks him as the 20th-best prospect in Ohio and wrote, "Hytchye has the coverage skills to see early playing time at the BCS level of competition." ... Finished the 2012 season with two interceptions - one for a touchdown - and a fumble recovery ... Second-team all-conference in the highly competitive Greater Catholic League ...During his junior campaign in 2011, he posted four interceptions and 14 pass breakups ... Helped Lancers to third-place finish in the city in 2010 with a 9-2 record and a 7-3 record his junior season ... Coached by Tom Grippa ... Has been timed as low as 4.38 seconds in the 40-yard dash and is considering running track at Kentucky ... Participated with the track team, competing in the 100- and 200-meter dashes ... Had best times of 10.73 in the 100 and a school-record 21.51 in the 200. Personal: Born in Cincinnati ... Son of Karen and Doyle Hytchye ... Plans to major in integrated strategic communication ... Last name is pronounced "HICH," same as the word "hi" plus the "ch" sound. Community Cats: Participated in an event with UK Children's Hospital (2013). Jaleel Says ... My nickname is: The Real Deal Jaleel ... If I could trade places with any athlete, it would be: Usain Bolt ... If I could witness any event, past, present or future, it would be: Dr. King marching ... I couldn't live without my: family, friends or music ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: to own a record label.