Player Spotlight: Tyler Ewy
"It was a pretty good trip," said Tyler Ewy. "I went with my mom and aunt. We showed up around 2:00 on Saturday. We got to learn more about their academic programs, and that they're No. 1 in the Big 12 conference for athletic graduation rate. The vice president came and spoke to us. Then we toured the athletic facilities, the weight room, and we ate."
At 6-3, 255, Ewy is being looked at on both sides of the ball at offensive and defensive lineman.
"I've been a starter on varsity ever since my sophomore year on the offensive line," Ewy said. "As a junior I started playing both right tackle and defensive tackle, which I'm also doing as a senior."
Ewy was named 2nd team All-Frontier League as a sophomore at offensive tackle. He was 1st team All-Frontier League as a junior at both offensive and defensive tackle and was named Defensive Player of the Year in Miami County.
"On the offensive side, I think what helps me is my footwork and my overall knowledge of the game," Ewy stated. "On the defensive line, it's my relentless pursuit. I never give up on a play."
The schools Ewy is receiving interest from include Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Pittsburg State, and Missouri Western State.
"Academics are important to me," Ewy said of his school choice. "I'm looking at schools with good business programs. It's important to me that the football team have a family feel to it. I'd like to have a good relationship with the coaching staff and know I'm going to be treated fairly when I'm there."
Louisburg High Wildcats colors are purple and white, so a transition to K-State may be an easy one for Ewy if the opportunity presents itself.
"With my Dad having gone to Oklahoma State I got to know a lot about the Cowboys' program," said Ewy, "but I grew up in Kansas and have always been a fan of the Wildcats."
Louisburg went 10-2 in 2009, and this season expectations are even bigger. The Wildcats are off to a fast 3-0 start.
"Our goal this year is to win state," Ewy said. "We just need to keep getting better every game. There are a lot of seniors on this team, and I think we got a good chance. My personal goal is just to help the team. We just got to take it game-by-game."
Ewy played basketball his freshman year at Louisburg then decided to wrestle. He also has spent three years on the baseball team as a catcher and first baseman. In the classroom, he reports a 3.4 GPA. He wears jersey No. 58 in football for the Wildcats.
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