Alabama offensive line commit Netori Johnson said “that man is strong.” That was after he was beat on back-to-back reps in 1-on-1 drills at the Rising Seniors all-star practice, which is an event that features some of the state of Georgia’s top juniors.
The Rising Seniors defensive line coach kept on screaming “that’s a grown ass man” and “that man is a bear in the woods.”
That “grown ass man” was four-star defensive tackle Tyrone Truesdell, who happens to have zero scholarship offers. That will change after this week’s performance against some of the top prospects in Georgia.
Truesdell, from Laney High School (Augusta, Ga.), told SEC Country that his dream schools right now are Oregon and Georgia.
On Georgia: “It’s right here in my home state. I know everything about their school, pretty much. I know which classes I could take, the teachers, the dorms and I know some of the students already there.”
On Oregon: “Their defensive coach is from the same area that I’m from. I know if I went there, they have what I want to major in. Also, the dude who runs Nike is pretty much a sponsor for the school. If the worst case scenario is football doesn’t work out, I can use my business degree and maybe work for Nike. I have always been an entrepreneur and been good with math.”
The 6-foot-2, 299-pounder said those two schools have been showing “major interest” along with Auburn and Alabama, but as of now, no one has pulled the trigger on offering him. Truesdell said those four schools have invited him to “pretty much” every home game this past season.
The under-the-radar prospect plans on making a trip to the west coast to visit Oregon in the spring. That’s the only visit he knows of right now.
For now, Truesdell is going to keep on doing what he’s been doing — grinding.
“I’ve been doing six-a-day workouts just to make sure that I stay in shape this offseason and get ready to showcase myself more this spring,” Truesdell said.
It’s only a matter of time now before he gets that first SEC offer.
He is ranked as the nation’s No. 18 defensive tackle and the No. 33 overall prospect in the state of Georgia for the class of 2017.
— Chris Kirschner (@ChrisK_AJC) December 30, 2015