Interview with Roseville OT Tyler Rey

By EFN Staff
Published: 10/14/2014

When we last caught up with Roseville High School offensive tackle Tyler Rey, he was about to enter his senior season fresh off the summer football camp circuit. With several teams taking interest in his services at the next level at that time, Elite Football Network did a follow up interview to see how the 2014 season has been going for him and see how recruiting has started off for the powerful 6’3”, 300 pound, tackle.

Tyler, how are the Tigers doing this season?

“We just got our second win of the season (27-25 over Antelope). A few of our games have come down to the end of the game, with one little thing, one little mistake making us lose the game. We got some bad news; our starting quarterback Adam Besana tore his ACL. Hopefully we’ll be able to pull through without him.”

How have you played this season?

“I’ve played well until I dislocated a bone in my foot. I sat out the last game (Cosumnes Oaks) but played through the injury against Del Campo (a 20-17 loss). An ex-NFL trainer worked on me. He popped the bone back into place on my foot the other day. I’m at about 75 percent now but I expect to be around 80 percent by Friday and in the game this week (at Bella Vista; Fair Oaks).

When we last spoke Colorado, Arizona, Nevada-Reno, Idaho, and Wyoming were all showing interest. Have any new schools come forward showing interest or with scholarship offers?

“St. Olaf in Minnesota been very persistent. They would like for me to go out for a visit but I don’t have time to go on a visit right now. Mount Joseph’s in Cincinnati has offered me a 60 percent scholarship. Humboldt has asked for a mid-season highlight reel. Sacramento State, Puget Sound, and Western New Mexico have been sending letters. A couple of others have asked for more game film as well.”

Rey is the prime example of an overlooked Division-I prospect lingering at the high school level. With his solid frame, a bench press of 315 pounds, a squat max of 450 pounds, quick feet, great balance, and good bend at the hips, one would think an offer from a FBS program is around the corner.

Photo credit: Elite Football Network camp photo