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Tyler Gerald
2016-2017 Football Profile
#72 - Freshman - Offensive Guard
Season Profiles:  2016 | 2015
About Tyler Gerald
Home Town: Bradenton, Florida
School: IMG Academy
Height: 6-5
Weight: 300
Forty Yard: 5.28

Measurables
Ht: 6-5 Wt: 300
40-yard dash: 5.28
20-yard shuttle: 
Vertical jump:
Recruiting Ranking
Rivals: 4-Star #15 OG
Scout: 4-Star #9 OG
247Sports: 4-Star #8 OG
ESPN: 4-Star #6 OG

Notable
Tyler Gerald played football (and basketball) for Sciotoville East, a Division VII school near Portsmouth and coached by Todd Gilliland, through his junior season and then transferred to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., to play football against a Florida-elite level of competition as a senior ... his IMG team went 9-0 under coach Kevin Wright, although an injury limited Gerald to six games ... he is a consensus 4-star prospect (Rivals, 247Sports, Scout and ESPN) and is rated among the Top 10 offensive guard prospects in the nation by ESPN (No. 6), 247Sports (No. 8) and Scout (No. 9) ... he is listed as the top guard prospect out of Florida by Scout ... also ranked among the Top 25 prospects out of Florida by 247Sports (No. 25) ... a member of the ESPN 300 (No. 116) ... the No. 109 player overall by Prepstar and a member of its Dream Team ... was invited to the Under Armour All-American game ... earned all-district honors while playing for East ... enrolled in classes at Ohio State in January 2016.

Offers
Ohio State, Penn State, Maryland, Virginia Tech, South Florida

Compares To
Andrew Norwell, Jack Mewhort, Chase Farris

Scouting Report
Powerful run blocker who can get into the second level, and when he does he is usually carrying a defensive lineman with him. Able to pull well and also pick up blitzes.

Immediate Projection
Has already dropped 20 pounds, having enrolled early. Will likely redshirt this year like all of the freshman offensive linemen.

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