Memorable All-Star Experience for D Lineman

A football recruiting report is featured on Auburn defensive tackle commitment Tyler Nero.

Montgomery, Ala.--The final game of Tyler Nero's high school football career is a day that the defensive lineman says he will always remember.

Nero and his teammates did not allow a defensive touchdown in a 31-12 victory for the Alabama team in the annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game at Cramton Bowl.

"I had a great time," he tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "It was a wonderful week and wonderful day."

Nero consistently played on the offensive side of the line of scrimmage in the all-star game despite being double-teamed by Mississippi blockers. "I split it every time," he says. "It is not often a double-team can hold me. It might happen every now and then, but if you get blocked you have got to get out of it and not let it keep getting you beat. You have to find ways to get out of it."

For the game the Mississippi team managed just 60 total yards. The lone touchdown for the visitors came on a punt return and the field goal was set up by a botched punt. Mississippi's other two points came on a bad snap that forced a safety.

Tyler Nero had a strong senior season for Escambia County High School.

Nero notes that he feels good about his contributions to a fourth straight victory in the series for the Alabama high school all-stars. "I felt like I did pretty well,"?he says. "I wouldn't be in the all-star game if I wasn't a good football player.

"I had so much fun playing with the other guys on the team from around the state of Alabama and playing with the other defensive linemen," he says. "It was such a tremendous experience that words can't even express."

The future Tiger adds that he and his defensive teammates expected they would have a strong performance on Saturday. "In high school football in the state of Alabama we bring the defense so I knew we were going to be good," he says.

The defensive tackle has praise for the coaching he received throughout the week in Montgomery. "I?think my favorite part of the week was being coached by Danny Powell from Jackson High School," he says. "I just liked the way he coached the defensive line. He is an intense coach and what he wants he gets. He is a very good coach. He has won some things down there."

Nero says he is not going play any more sports at Escambia County High School. He plans to focus on academics and getting ready for college football the remainder of his senior year.

"I have got to have that honors diploma," he says. "I am staying in the weights and I am running to stay in shape. I am looking forward to going to Auburn. I plan to leave for college right after I graduate."


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