Junior Profile - Tahj Bomar (FB/LB)

Tahj Bomar is a 6-2, 207-pound linebacker from Kent (Wash.) Kentwood, and Bomar is still basking in the glow of being a state 4A champion. He was a vital part defensively for the Conquerors last year and looks to have an even bigger senior campaign, perhaps even a record-setting one.

"I write my goals on my closet door," Bomar told Dawgman.com. "The team goals come first. We want to build team unity and repeat as champs. And we want to get those wins, no matter what it takes. Individually, I want to break the school record for most tackles. And I want to do whatever it takes to help the team win."

Looking at last year's stats, Tahj did a lot for Kentwood. He racked up 102 solo tackles, 53 assisted tackles, 6 sacks, 8 quarterback hurries and even tacked on an interception for good measure. He received second team all-area honors by the Tacoma News Tribune for his work.

But Bomar isn't necessarily in it for the strokes. He likes the rings. A lot. "It was just great," Tahj said of Kentwood's championship season. "Nobody expected us to go that far. We got better and better after our loss to Auburn. Everything came together. We came to play. People kept doubting us."

So what makes him a special player? "I feel that I make good reads and I have the speed needed to cover sideline to sideline," said Bomar. He has a solid 4.6 40 time to his credit, as well as a 33-inch vertical jump, 280-pound bench press and 400-pound squat lift.

He also uses his intensity to his advantage. "I think they would say I'm rowdy," he said with a laugh when asked how his teammates might describe his demeanor on the field. "Yeah, I'll talk some smack when the ref's not looking. I try to get the guys fired up."

Tahj has been getting his share of letters from colleges. "I've gotten a lot, he said. "Oregon, Washington State, U-Dub (Washington), Penn State, Idaho, UCLA, Arizona State, Oregon State. I like Oregon and Washington right now. Those are pretty much my top schools. And Penn State too." Former Conqueror Ryan Scott now plays for the Nittany Lions.

Tahj plans on going to the Oregon Nike camp as well as the Oregon team camp this spring and summer. He might also try to attend the Penn State team camp, but will go to either the Washington State or Washington camps if his trip to Happy Valley doesn't pan out.

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