Monday, January 30, 2017

Falcons Land Highly Ranked JUCO O-lineman

And this has the potential to be a big one.  And in this case, that pretty much can be taken two ways.

His name is Matthew Tanner and he's a 6'7" and 345 lb offensive guard.  Here's what's interesting.  He had an offer to Auburn.  And visited last weekend.  The offer from Auburn was said to be meaningful on the blog, and he certainly seemed excited.  In fact, he said he was 99 percent going to Auburn.

So, something happened to turn that around.  We may hear more about what it was.  For now, honestly, who cares?

And he also had reported offers from Mississippi State along with UAB, Georgia State, and Louisiana-Monroe.

24/7 has him listed as a 3-star recruit and as the #4 JUCO G available.

He's from Jacksonville originally but was playing at Eastern Arizona College.  He was first-term All-Western State Football League and second-team All-Arizona Community College Athletic Conference.

So, however you slice it, this would appear to be a guy who can step right in on day one and play on a line that has lost players to graduation.  He played for a triple option team at Eastern Arizona, so run blocking is a strength and that's our new identity and all.

Anyway, Tanner has the potential to be one that we are really happy about.  Welcome to the Falcons Matthew.


J Michael Wherley said...

Coach Jinks and staff seem to be recruiting up a storm. I am pumped for Signing Day!

Orange said...

They do seem to be able to recruit, no doubt about it.

Anonymous said...

Tim's going to look awful small next to him and he's not that small!