Tyler Shreve Has Many Factors

Redlands (Calif.) East Valley quarterback prospect, the 6-4, 215-pound Tyler Shreve, hasn't received a scholarship offer as of yet, but plenty of interest, and he talks about many factors in his potential decision...


Tyler Shreve, the 6-foot-4, 215-pound three-star quarterback from East Valley High School in Redlands, Calif., still doesn't have any scholarship offers, but has been receiving some strong interest.

"I'm hearing a lot from Oregon," Shreve said. "And I've been to USC and UCLA for their junior days and they're recruiting me too."

Shreve, ranked as the No. 28 quarterback in the country by Scout.com, plans to attend the Oregon camp this summer and hopes the Ducks offer.

"They said they really want to see me throw," he said. "They might be coming to practice but said they really want me to come to their camp."

The Ducks continue to lead slightly, although Shreve remains very open.

Shreve believes the Ducks offense fits his style. "I really like their style of offense," he said. "The quarterback gets to run and they've got a spread that's pretty similar to what we run. I just think I'd do well in that kind of offense."

"I don't care where I go," he said. "Distance doesn't bother me. I'll go anywhere as long as I feel it's right.

"I'd like to play in an offense that fits me and I'm looking for a good quarterback coach," Shreve said. "I'll also be looking at who I'll be battling with for the spot."

With distance not being an issue, Shreve admits that he's also interested in Florida State. "They've contacted my coach and asked for some tape," he said. "I just love the athletes they have there. They always have great receivers and the program has great history."

Shreve says he never followed a specific program as a youngster, but instead enjoyed rivalries. "I really liked the USC/UCLA rivalry and how intense that gets," he said. "I liked Florida/Florida State too. I like good rivalries."

"I really like how everyone at USC is good," Shreve said. "There's competition right away and everyone is battling for a spot. I think that helps make you better."

"USC said they really like me and that they'll check me out this summer," he said. "They said they just want to see how everything goes."

Shreve recently attended a Nike camp at USC and says it went well. "I was a little rusty because I've been playing baseball and haven't thrown in a while," he admitted. "But it was pretty good. The more I throw the better I feel."

UCLA is also watching Shreve, who is hoping he will attract a Bruin offer. "I really like UCLA a lot," he said. "I like (offensive coordinator) coach Norm Chow because he's really nice and (running backs) coach Wayne Moses is great too. They just have an amazing staff."

One of the reasons Shreve cites for not having any offers yet is that he played injured most of his junior season. "I didn't miss any games," he said. "But I had a separated shoulder in one game, then a sprained left ankle for a few games. Then once that got better I sprained my other ankle. I was pretty beat up all year."

Despite his slew of injuries, Shreve still passed for roughly 1,600 yards and 15 touchdowns. He also rushed for around 1000 yards and 10 more scores.

"I'm mobile and have a very strong arm," Shreve said. "I'm kind of a pocket-passer, but I can run too. I think I could fit in any offense."

He says he can bench 250-pounds and has a 30-inch vertical jump.

"My goal is to bulk up and be about 225-pounds," Shreve said. "I also want to run a legit 4.7 forty. I run a 4.85 now."

Shreve reports a 2.8 core GPA and is took the SAT on May 2.


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