Siudzinski Fills Big Shoes

Tustin (Calif.) running back Tyler Siudzinski showed promise and potential with a big junior season, replacing Stanford running back Anthony Wilkerson, and now he's poised for some offers of his own...

Tustin (Calif.) running back Tyler Siudzinski (5-10, 180), had big shoes to fill, replacing Anthony Wilkerson for the Tillers.

Wilkerson ran for over 2,000 yards in 2009 for Tustin and played significant snaps at Stanford this past fall.

So Siudzinski knew that he had to make an immediate impact. And that he did.

Siudzinski ran for 2,142 yards and 25 touchdowns, leading Orange County in rushing and was named the league Co-Offensive Player of the Year, All-CIF and 3rd Team All-State underclass.

While pressure was talked about from others, Siudzinski didn't feel any.

"Honestly, there didn't seem like there was a lot of pressure on me this year," said Siudzinski. "I think I put more pressure on myself for next year though, since I had a good season."

Now Siudzinski is trying to turn that big junior campaign into some scholarship offers.

"I don't have any offers yet, but Colorado and Duke seem to be the most interested," said Siudzinski. "I also like Oregon, Fresno State, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, San Diego State and then UCLA and USC."

Siudzinski said that he's leaning towards leaving California for college, making a couple of Pac-12 schools his early leaders.

"I like Oregon and Arizona a lot right now," said Siudzinski.

Siudzinski said his family is open to wherever he goes nationally.

"My family would support me if I went far away or close by," said Siudzinski.

Siudzinski said all of his attention was coming as a running back.

Academically, he has a 3.6 GPA and will take the SAT in March.

Brandon is in his seventh year with Scout.com, currently as the West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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