Epstein Continues Getting Interest

While the high school football season is just getting started, recruiting is still on the minds of many players looking for scholarship offers. Bearcat Insider checks in with one player we've followed since spring on the latest in his recruiting.

Farmington High School's star linebacker, Tyler Epstein, continues to get interest from a variety of places. With high school's starting practice this week, there is no shortage of suitors for this play-making defender.


Illinois' Ron Zook invited Tyler for a return trip to Champaign in July, and Terry Hoeppner at Indiana also wanted a second look. Although neither Big Ten school has offered yet, they continue to show a great deal of interest. Memphis has recently joined this group as Joe Lee Dunn, the Tigers' defensive coordinator, has also requested film of this up-and-coming linebacker.

Some schools have been concerned about this 230 pound linebacker's speed, but he ran a 4.8 at Indiana a few weeks ago. Epsetin, who just turned 18-years-old this month, celebrated his birthday by being named a captain by his teammates.

Cincinnati is also a contender for Tyler's services and has been in contact recently with Tyler's high school coach. I've followed Tyler's recruitment very closely, and this could well come down to who offers first.

Some schools like to wait until a player's season starts and see film of him in his final year before offering, but this could be too late.

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