Tipton Finishes Successful Senior Season

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Lynchburg Christian (Lynchburg, VA) fullback/linebacker Tyler Tipton expected to receive more attention from colleges prior to his senior season. He had excellent showings at several camps, including the Nike Combine held in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Despite the lack of offers, Tipton played to the best of his ability this season. He did not let the recruiting process affect his play on the field.

“I tried to just focus on playing ball,” said the 6-2, 215 pound Tipton. He was rated the second best linebacker at the Nike Combine and posted a 4.58 in the 40. “I figured if I played good football, then I’ll start getting more looks. I’ve been happy with my play.”

Tipton helped lead LCA to the state championship finals versus St. Anne’s Belfield. LCA lost the game 21-7, however enjoyed an outstanding year with an undefeated regular season. Next for Tipton is sending out video tapes to colleges and waiting to see what kind of response he generates.

“I do have one offer right now – from Liberty,” said Tipton. “Richmond, Marshall, Wake Forest, and Virginia Tech have asked for transcripts. I’m not sure what that means, but we’ll see. I’ve been to Wake Forest. I’m going to Marshall on the 28th [of November] to watch the game. I’ve sent both of them tapes of my senior season.”

Virginia Tech wants to see some senior film before making a final decision.

“Coach Rogers said he’ll call me,” said Tipton. “They send me mail weekly and things like that right now. He told me to wait until I played all of my playoff games, and then send them some tape. That’s what I’m going to do.”

Tipton has been impressed with the Hokies this season, especially the victory over Miami (FL). He was in attendance for that game.

“I went to the Miami/Virginia Tech game,” said Tipton. “It was the most unbelievable game I’ve ever seen. It had to have been one of the loudest stadiums ever.”

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