A third major FBS program has offered a scholarship to Lake Taylor (Norfolk, VA) safety/wide receiver Mike Tyson . Lake Taylor head coach Hank Sawyer received a call from Virginia Tech recently, and the call was to inform the Titans coach that the Hokies were offering his standout rising senior. Tech joins the University of Virginia and Penn State in having offered the 6’2″, 188-pound prospect.
“I was asleep. It woke me up,” Tyson said with a laugh, recalling when he learned of the Tech offer. “It was a shock, for real, because I haven’t talked to them.”
Tyson plans to get to know the Tech coaches, the campus and football program a lot better in the near future.
“Probably in a week or two, I’m going to take an unofficial visit to Virginia Tech,” said Tyson, who does not plan on visiting any other schools or attending any other camps the rest of the summer. “I want to meet the coaches, of course, to see their business program because that’s what I want to major in, see the campus, the dorms, the facilities…all that.”
An unofficial to Tech looms, but at this point the Hokies trail the Hoos and the Nittany Lions.
“My top two are UVa and Penn State. They are really leading right now,” said Tyson.
A decision may not be imminent, as Tyson says “I still think I’ll probably wait just a little while longer [to commit to a school].”
Lake Taylor’s preseason practice begins on August 8. Tyson admits, though, that his college future is also on his mind.
“I think about it every day,” Tyson said. “I’m going to sit back, think about it, talk to my family — including Coach Sawyer and Mrs. Sawyer — and see what they think. When I ask my family, I ask them to leave me playing close to home out of it. I just want to know what they think about the school. I’m not thinking about football. I’m thinking about the school.”
Tyson starts at safety and wide receiver for the Titans, but all three schools that have offered are pursuing him as a safety. He feels he’ll likely be a strong safety on the college level.
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