The Columbine Rebels have a long history of developing big, rugged offensive linemen that go on to play at the next level. Next up for the Rebels is 2016 tackle J.T. Gentry. At 6-5 275 pounds Gentry fits the profile of a Rebel offensive lineman; a run blocker that is tough to handle once they get their hands on a defender. Further, following the Rebel profile, Gentry is exceptionally smart both on the field and in the class. Gentry carries a 4.35 weighted GPA and has posted a 29 on his ACT.
Gentry’s size, smarts and skills have not gone unnoticed as he currently holds three offers with Air Force, San Diego and Colorado School of Mines all on board. Like football athletes across the state Gentry, this offseason, put in the hours to get better. Gentry says, “summer was great! I have been working incredibly hard to get bigger, faster and stronger.” Beyond the work putting on good weight and getting faster, Gentry had camps and visits travelling to Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Utah State, Washington, Colorado State, BYU and Air Force.
Regarding interest and offers Gentry says, “I am also very interested in Air Force as they have offered me. I love their coaching staff and it is a fantastic school!” Talking about his Ivy interest Gentry says, I think they are pretty serious, I communicate with them often and they seemed to be impressed at the camps. I’m very anxious to get new film to them.”
Right now, with camps done, Gentry is all about team stating, “just getting super pumped for our preseason to start in just a little over a week!” The Rebels have much to be excited about returning talented and experienced players including Mikey Griebel, Nick Stout, Jake Lowry, Chris Reese, Hunter Harms, and Ryan Eurick at various key positions.