Tanner, who prepped at Lakewood (Calif.) High, and was part of the vaunted defense that featured USC-linebacker Luther Brown and Arizona-linebacker Adrian McCovey, will likely be joining his former teammates in 2007 if the early interest he's been receiving is any indication.
"I've been hearing from Auburn, Florida and Oregon State the most," said Tanner. "I'm also hearing from Arizona, USC and Oregon."
Tanner was a non-qualifier out of high school, despite some heavy interest leading up to Signing Day, and has refocused on school and will be ready to play major college football in 15 months from now.
"I'll graduate in the summer (of 2007) with my A.A. and I'll be able to sign in February. Then I can play in the fall (of 2007)," said Tanner.
Tanner hopes to finish his season at El Camino then take his five allotted official trips. Two of those places he hopes to visit are Arizona and USC, where his fellow Lancers are now plying their trade.
"I would love to play with my former teammates, but it doesn't matter where I go. Anywhere I can to play football, I'll go. But they're telling me to come play with them," said Tanner.
During his freshman season at El Camino, Tanner started nine of twelve games, and had 52 tackles with six interceptions and nine pass breakups.
He was an all-CIF selection in 2004 at Lakewood.