Oskaloosa (Iowa) safety/wide receiver Tyler Sash (6-1, 192, 4.55) said he prefers to have the ball in his hands on offense, but that Iowa and Iowa State (his only offers) are recruiting him as a safety.
"When I have the ball in my hands,
I have good vision and I can make plays happen. On defense, though, I need to
work on my back pedaling," Sash said.
"Iowa has about 70 percent of my choice right
now. I like the head coach, Kirk Ferentz, because he's easy to talk to,
and not all the coaches I've come in contact with have been down-to-earth like
him. I also like the recruiting coordinator for my state, Reese Morgan.
Coach Morgan is best friends with my high school coach, and he recruited me
first. I went to their camp on Saturday, two weekends ago (June 17)," he said.
"Iowa State has about 30 percent of my choice. I
went to their camp two Thursdays ago (June 15). My recruiting coach, Chris
Ash, has taught me a lot about playing safety. The coaches say I am the
perfect size and fast enough to be a safety, while most wide receivers need to
be taller than I am," he said. "Iowa State also said that if I go there, I can
play both basketball and football in college.
"I'm a point guard on the AAU
basketball team, and I scored 51 points in a school game--which became
High School's new record.
The University of Albany and the University of North
Carolina-Wilmington have offered me scholarships to play
basketball, but I would like the University of Northern
Iowa to offer me," Sash said.
"I am waiting until right before
my senior season starts to commit. All through July, I will be traveling the
country with the AAU team. Maybe I'll pickup some extra scholarships. By August,
I will be able to decide which sport I really want to play for a big conference
in college. Right now it's 60 percent football and 40 percent basketball. No
matter what, I only want to go to school in my home state, Iowa."
Final junior season stats: 920
yards rushing on 90 carries; 49 receptions for 1008 yards and 12 touchdowns; 28
Sash reports a 3.3 core GPA and
takes his ACT in September.