Provo Set To Return

Syracuse commit Tyler Provo has been dealing with an injury that has prevented him from playing in his senior season. He spoke to CuseNation.com about returning from that injury.

Syracuse University football verbal commit Tyler Provo will head back to the field for the first time in weeks when his high school, American Heritage School, takes on Pahokee.  

"I'm good," said Provo. "This Friday will be my first game."  

Provo has been rehabbing from an ankle injury that has sidelined him up to this week. "It just took awhile. [I] sprained my ligaments a little bit," shared Provo. "It's fine now," expressed Provo, referring to his ankle.  

As far as his road to recovery, Provo stated, "I just stayed off it a lot, iced it a lot, took ibuprofen a lot."  

But Provo stayed close to the game while his ankle healed. "I've been catching balls all the time, just working out a lot," shared Provo.  

He expects his level of play to be smaller to start. "They're just gonna give me a few plays," Provo stated. "Pahokee's not that good this season so [I'll] wait for these bigger teams that we play."  

Once his high school season comes to a close, Provo will continue to get experience as he prepares for the college game.  

"I'm sure I'll probably have one (an invite) for the Outback Bowl," said Provo. He also stated that there may be an opportunity for a Florida-based bowl coming up late in December in Miami.  

Provo has also taken some time off the field to watch his future team's play through the early part of this season. "I watched the USC game. I watched the Northwestern game. I'm gonna watch the Pitt game," said Provo.  

But watching the Orange only goes so far. Provo is ready to make an impact. "I can't wait to graduate, play some college football."  

He takes one step closer to the college game this Friday  at 7:30pm Eastern when American Heritage School faces off with Pahokee.


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