Tony Lester, 6-3, 255, DE, DT, 4.75 Jean Ribault HS, Jacksonville, Florida
This year Tony is being alternated between Center, Guard and Tackle. Last year his coach kept him at offensive guard where he averaged 3.3 pancakes blocks a game.
Tony had 72 tackles and six sacks last season. He also had 5 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries.
NC State - "The athletic program is major league.
Rutgers -"I like their academic program. I like the Big East."
Middle Tennessee State - "I used to follow them growing up and I always liked them."
Being recruited by Mark Donofrio and he is emphasizing the good academics at Rutgers.
Will he make and early decision or a late one?
"Right now I am waiting on my test scores and I'll take it from there."
Noted as a great run stopper. Probably the trait on the field that most interests recruiters is his aggressiveness. Tony has got off to a good start in his senior season. In first game he had 6 tackles. He followed that up with a 13 tackle performance in his second game along with a fumble recovery. In this third game he picked up seven more tackles. Tony already has three sacks on the season.
Mike Fasano: MikeFasano@comcast.net