Allderice DT Tyrique Jarrett a rare specimen
by Wade Perry
Posted April 19, 2011 1:26 am
One of the best kept secrets in the 2012 recruiting class as far as football prospects are concerned is Tyrique Jarrett, a 6’4, 320 mammoth defensive tackle for Taylor Allderice High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Jarrett moves remarkably well for somebody his size and clearly is oozing with a jaw-dropping amount of potential.
He tosses opposing players around like ragdolls and is a highly disruptive force once he gets into the backfield. He’s very quick off the ball and is a nightmare for opposing high school offensive lineman to defend.
His dominance is shown in his highlight tape on the defensive side of the ball, where he appears to be an unblockable force.
The Pitt Panthers are the only Division I-A college football team to offer the “under-the-radar” defensive tackle. Other teams have shown interest in the gifted defensive tackle as well.
Look for his offer list to grow into the double digits as the college football recruitment process continues because a prospect with his combination of size and speed are extremely rare.
FinestPreps.com caught up with the supremely talented defensive tackle to talk about his college football recruitment process, among other topics.
Below is the interview.
FinestPreps.com Interview with Taylor Allderice DT Tyrique Jarrett
FinestPreps.com: Talk about your college football recruitment process and how it’s going.
Tyrique Jarrett: “I think it’s going pretty well because of the highlight tape that just came out–it came out pretty late. I’m getting feedback from colleges really quick since it came out. I think it’s going well.”
FinestPreps.com: Are there any schools out there that really jump out at you in terms of the teams that you’re interested the most in?
Tyrique Jarrett: “Probably Penn State and Pitt.”
FinestPreps.com: What do you like about Penn State and Pitt, Tyrique?
Tyrique Jarrett: “Penn State–it’s like a family environment. I was very comfortable when I went. I was real comfortable–it was like home. It’s not to far from my house.”
“Pitt–I’m from Pittsburgh so I could still be close to my mom. Both of them are just family environments so I’m comfortable with it.”
FinestPreps.com: What teams have offered you a scholarship so far, Tyrique?
Tyrique Jarrett: “Just Pitt and I think Penn State is going to too.”
FinestPreps.com: What kind of music do you listen to Tyrique?
Tyrique Jarrett: “I like rap music.”
FinestPreps.com: Who’s your favorite rap artist?
Tyrique Jarrett: “Probably Young Jeezy.”
FinestPreps.com: What are the things you’re trying to improve on heading into next season Tyrique?
Tyrique Jarrett: “I would want to improve on–probably my speed and my technique–those are the two things I need to improve on.”
Check out his highlight tape below courtesy of FinestPreps.com!