Once is Never Enough

After taking the California Junior College football title last year with his College of the Canyons teammates, Justin Tyron is narrowly focused on another championship run in 2005. Along the way Tyron must also address the college suitors that are jockeying for his attention.

5'10", 185-pound cornerback prospect Justin Tyron appears to be BYU's primary JC cornerback recruit. Although his top school is Cal, Tyron is happy with his offer and the opportunity to play for BYU following his JC sophomore year.

"I've got an offer from BYU," said Tyron. "I would love to play for BYU, but right now I'm going to weight my options out and maybe by the last game I'll see where I want to go. I'm grateful I have that opportunity and what not."

So far BYU is the only D-I school to have offered Tyron a full ride, however, other major D-I programs are starting to appear more interested in his services. After conversations with Oregon State and Michigan State coaches, Tyron feels both of these schools could offer him soon.

"Yeah I've got Oregon State, Nebraska, Oregon, Michigan State and there's a whole lot of schools out there you know," said Tyron. "I'm going to get an offer from Oregon State and they're offering soon. Michigan State is right on their tail with that but right now they're just talking and setting trips.

"I'm supposed to take a trip to Boise (State) and I'm supposed to take a trip to Nebraska, but we'll see what happens, you know. It's still early but it's real positive right now. They're just seeing what the bases are and what not."

Tyron is grateful BYU has offered him the chance to continue his education and play football at the D-I level. However as of right now, his thoughts are mostly with getting himself ready to make a big splash during his final season of JC football.

"Yeah, I like that BYU offered me, but we still have a whole season to play," he said. "The opportunity is there right now, so I know other offers will come so I'm not really tripping about that.

"Everything's going alright right now. I'm just trying to get through summer school right now and what not. Camp starts on the 10th of this month."

As a freshman, Tyron helped lead his team to a California State JC Championship win after The College of the Canyons defeated bay area powerhouse San Francisco Community College. He fully expects his team to have a repeat bowl performance, and he hopes to earn JC All-American honors in the process.

"Things got to be right, and this summer I worked on a whole lot of technique so I can be ready to go," said Tyron. "I plan on shinning this year."

Last year, Tyron was clocked in the forty at a 4.41; he also ran the 400 in 47.0 and turned in a shuttle time of 4.12. His goal heading into his sophomore year was to lower his forty speed down into the 4.3 range. Tyron feels he is ready to achieve JC All-American status.

"I'm ready to go and I'm preparing myself to play in December," he said. "My goal is get JC All-American this year. That's the big thing for me and I just want to be playing in December."


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