D.J. Tyson Awaits More Opportunities

Greenbrier High School running back D.J. Tyson awaits more opportunities to impress coaches and earn scholarship offers. He was in Atlanta last Saturday visiting Georgia Tech.

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D.J. Tyson has already visited Georgia Tech before, and Saturday he was in Atlanta again. D.J. enjoyed everything about the visit.

"It was great. They showed us around the school and gave us a walkthrough of the stadium and everything," Tyson said. "I got introduced to the new A-backs coach, Coach [Lamar] Owens, I liked him a lot. Basically they told me to just come back to summer camp and we'll go from there."

Tyson says he also likes the thought of playing in Georgia Tech's offense.

"I like the triple option. I actually ran it in middle school. We got to watch some film on it while I was up there. I really like it. I think it'll fit the way I play. With my style of running, I like it."

The 5'8", 160 pound athlete said that his recruiting coach at Tech, Coach Brian Jean-Mary, likes him and wants to bring him in. Coach Jean-Mary told Tyson that it will be up to Coach Owens though, when they get a better look at him.

Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, North Carolina State, East Carolina, and Syracuse are just a few of the schools keeping tabs on Tyson. He holds one offer from Eastern Michigan and is hoping for more. "I'm going to be trying to get some more [offers] this summer, when I get to a bunch of camps," he says. He plans on a few more Junior Day visits as well.

"I'm planning on South Carolina, North Carolina, and East Carolina. I'm going to try to get out to Eastern Michigan, but I can't promise that."

While looking at all these schools, Tyson has a list of things he is paying close attention to. "First it's academics," he said; secondly the family atmosphere aspect of the school. Do they make you feel wanted? Do I belong there? How quickly I can get on the field is also a big factor."

D.J. says he is keeping his options open. He doesn't have a list or any favorite schools as of now.

"I'm just trying to go through the whole recruiting process. I'm hoping to get into the Under Armour All-American game. That's one of my goals this summer. I got invited to the Army game, but I couldn't attend the combine so my next hope is the Under Armour game."


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