English hearing from several

Junior lineman Tyler English was a part of a well oiled machine for Trinity last season. English played multiple roles along the offensive line for the 14-1 team and next season looks to settle into a single spot.

Junior lineman Tyler English was a part of a well oiled machine for Trinity last season. English played multiple roles along the offensive line for the 14-1 team and next season looks to settle into a single spot.

Last season Tyler English played ever spot along the offensive line for the Shamrocks state championship squad, but he feels like he will be settling into his consistent role as a senior.

"I played basically every position on the line this past season except center," said English. "I expect to play left tackle this coming season, but anything can happen," he said.

English felt good about his junior season, but he's still evolving as a player and working hard to get better every chance he gets.

"I want to work on my footwork, getting quicker feet," said English. "I want to work on my pass blocking, keeping my shoulders squared and my balance. I try to punch (the opponent) before the guy gets to me. That's what I've been working on," he said.

But the 6-foot-4, 260-pound English has the skill set to be a good blocker, all around, already.

"I think I'm a good run blocker. I think I'm good in goal-line," he said. "I love to pass block. I always try to work on that. I think I'm very good at exploding and getting low on goal-line situations," English continued.

English is hearing from several schools at this point and his ability to play multiple roles in high school appears to be a possibility at the next level as well.

"I know Louisville is looking at me as a tackle," he said. "I've had an unofficial visit there. They liked my footwork. Some of the bigger schools like me at guard. I might grow another inch or two. It depends on how much I grow and if my feet are good enough to play tackle," he said.

So which other schools are involved?

"Virginia Tech and Louisville (are the ones I talk to most). I'm also getting letters from a lot of people. I'm talking to Indiana. They are pretty interested. I've gotten contact from Auburn, Ole Miss, Florida State, Vanderbilt , Oregon, Tennessee and Kentucky," he said.

English is one of the more intriguing linemen in Kentucky's 2012 class and Scout Kentucky Preps will continue to follow his progress.


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