Athlete who attacked high school coach allowed Utah scholarship

HIGHLAND – Tyler Shreve, the high school athlete who pleaded no contest to attacking his high school baseball coach last February, will be allowed his full ride football scholarship to the University of Utah, school spokesman Liz Abel said this week.

Shreve, who was 18 at the time of the attack, will enroll at the university this spring, and his scholarship, which was on hold pending evaluation of the charges, will be restored.

Shreve pleaded no contest in September to attacking Redlands East Valley High School baseball coach James Cordes after the coach sought to have him removed from the team, according to reports.

Shreve was REV’s two-sport star, a quarterback in football and a pitcher in baseball. He had signed to play football following the 2009 fall season, having led the Wildcats to a league championship and two rounds into the playoffs. On Jan. 18, Shreve verbally committed to Utah.

The only statement released by Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham came in May when he said, “Tyler will not be a member of our football team this fall. We have laid out specific guidelines and expectations that Tyler will need to follow in order for him to receive reconsideration to join our program in January.”

Shreve, meanwhile, was also expellelled from the Redlands Unified School District.

As part of his plea in the assault case, Shreve agreed to pay $920 restitution to Cordes, accepting the punishment without admitting guilt or innocence, according to the district attorney’s office.

Although he did not play baseball at REV as a senior, Shreve was drafted by baseball’s Toronto Blue Jays in the June free agent draft. As of Thursday, he had not signed.

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