Class of 2003 - DT Demarcus Tyler

Demarcus Tyler hails from Fayetteville (NC) E.E. Smith. This massive tackle plays both ways for the Golden Bulls as a defensive and offensive tackle. His size has garnered him the nickname "Tank." Mark Ellington has the interview for you.

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Demarcus Tyler hails from Fayetteville (NC) E.E. Smith. This massive tackle plays both ways for the Golden Bulls as a defensive and offensive tackle. His size has garnered him the nickname "Tank." Tyler was selected 1st Team All-Conference as a DT, and 2nd Team All-Conference as an OT.

VITALS:
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
320
Forty:
5.1
Max Bench:
450
Max Squat:
500+
Tackles:
approx 80
Sacks:
approx 20

Offers: North Carolina, North Carolina State, and Tennessee (also his favorites).

Recruiting: In addition to the above: Clemson, Ohio State, Virginia, and Wake.

Inside Carolina: Do you like being called Demarcus or Tank?
Demarcus Tyler: It doesn't matter to me.

IC: How did you like the UNC camp?
Tyler: It was pretty nice.

IC: Was that your first visit to Chapel Hill?
Tyler: No, I was up for the spring game too.

IC: Have you gotten a chance to meet the coaches at UNC?
Tyler: Yes, I met them.

IC: What did you think?
Tyler: They seem like they work their players pretty hard.

IC: Did you go to any other camps?
Tyler: I went to the TN camp.

IC: What did you think about TN and the TN staff?
Tyler: They had nice facilities too and their coaching staff also worked their players pretty hard.

IC: Did you notice any differences in the TN staff vs. the UNC staff?
Tyler: Seems like the UNC staff had more coaches but other than that they seemed pretty much alike.

IC: Did you meet anyone at the UNC camp other than the coaching staff?
Tyler: I saw an old teammate of mine, Chris Curry while I was up there.

IC: Did Chris say anything about UNC?
Tyler: He said that it was pretty good there if you stayed straight.

IC: Did you know Joey Evans, the player that played for UNC and recently signed with the Bengals?
Tyler: He went to my school and I knew of him but did not know him that well.

IC: Have you seen UNC play on TV and if so what did you think?
Tyler: I have seen them play and I like the intensity that they play with.

IC: Did you have a favorite team growing up?
Tyler: Not really.

IC: How about a particular player that you like?
Tyler: I have always liked Warren Sapp.

IC: Do you have a major in mind?
Tyler: Probably business and music.

IC: Have you had a chance to check out the business and music schools at the colleges that you are looking at?
Tyler: Not much. I know that if I were to choose NCSU that I might have to go to another school to major in music. I am not sure how big the music program is at TN and UNC.

IC: When do you think you might decide?
Tyler: I will probably wait until after my official visits before deciding.

IC: Does your family have a favorite?
Tyler: I think they would be happy wherever I decide.


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