Georgia tight end could be perfect Irish fit

Georgia tight end Tommy Tremble has become a national recruit. Next weekend he hopes to back up that profile at Irish Invasion. His high school coach broke down Tremble’s game.

One of the most talked about tight ends in the country comes from a school of only 500 students at John's Creek High School in Alpharetta, Ga.

Tommy Tremble has quickly emerged as one of the fastest rising recruits in the south. In only the last two months, he's added offers from Auburn, Illinois, Louisville, Maryland, Mississippi, Ole Miss, North Carolina State, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia.

An interesting and impressive aspect of his recruitment is his six Ivy League offers: Columbia, Dartmouth, Harvard, Pennsylvania, Princeton, and Yale.

The combination of strong Power 5 and Ivy League offers isn't something you see often, and John's Creek head coach Franklin Pridgen knows it.

"He's really exploded on the scene recently," Pridgen said. "I think he's gotten about 30 offers. He's a very athletic, versatile young man with a great work ethic and very high character. It came as no surprise that he's getting a lot of attention."

With his offer list growing, Tremble is only beginning to sort out his recruitment. In the coming weeks, he will see several campuses to start narrowing his options.

This month includes visits to Georgia, Duke, Alabama, Notre Dame and Tennessee. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound athlete will attend Irish Invasion on June 10 and stay through the weekend.

"I know that Tommy and his parents aren't rushing into anything. They're going to weigh their options in front of them and figure out what's best for Tommy and I would expect Notre Dame to be in the mix there, as well as his father is a Georgia alumni so that school will be in the mix as well. He's got offers from schools like Harvard, Yale, Columbia, schools like that. I think his short list might surprise some people."

The question is, will Tremble shoot for the strongest degree, the strongest football team, or something in between?

"Well, he's a very bright young man and he's committed to academic progress and football progress," Pridgen said. "Things are very much up in the air in where he ends up.

"I could certainly see him taking one of those big blue-chip football offers and I could certainly also see him kind of surprising everybody and going to one of those Ivy League schools. So, I would say he's got some incredible options in front of him."

What piques most recruiters' interest is Tremble's versatility, something Pridgen looks forward to developing in his final year of high school football.

"I think that's what makes him such a coveted prospect, his ability to both screw down on a tackle in a power running game, run play-action routes, flat routes, drag routes, post corner routes, things you typically see a tight end do and then also to flex out wide, go in motion, go all the way to the sideline even.

"We're excited about doing both of those things with Tommy and as well as a true wide receiver."

Throughout Tremble's rise up the ranks, Pridgen said his standout has maintained a strong work ethic and humble attitude.

"He is going to have a huge month," Pridgen said. "He's camping at different places and that's all fine and good, but he's at workouts every day at 7:45 a.m. You'd never know that he's a blue-chip prospect. He's very quiet, he's very unassuming within his humility, which is very refreshing to see a kid who isn't having to promote himself all over the place. He just goes about his business and he's just a great kid to be around."

With big-time programs pushing the envelope, Pridgen feels confident his star will keep his priorities in place.

"There's a lot of premier schools looking at this kid right now and it's going to be a wild fight," Pridgen said. "But he's ready for it and very mature and very cerebral in the way that he thinks and decides. I don't think the bright lights are going to spook him."

As of now, Tremble's commitment date is murky.

"He hasn't expressed a timeline to me," Pridgen said. "I think he's waiting to see how the month of June goes." Top Stories