Bosco OT hoping for a big off-season
Amidst Don Bosco Prep's undefeated 2010 championship season and No. 8 national ranking, plenty of its players are receiving national recruiting attention. Junior offensive lineman Tyler Samra is just starting to get accustomed to the recruiting world following a successful season in which he started every game at left tackle.
Samra talked a bit about Bosco's 12-0 championship season.
"It was really good, our team was really close. We always hung out, we just bonded really well as a team and it worked out great."
The 6-foot-3, 250 pound Samra is also starting to hear from a pair of northeast schools.
"Penn State has been sending me a lot of letters and Boston College has as well," he said.
While it is still early on in the recruiting season for Samra, he does have the benefit of playing under some top quality coaches at Don Bosco.
"It's great because our coaches push us in practice and it really does work," said Samra. "All we do is technique, we focus in on it in drills. We do it so much and so many repetitions that it just becomes habit after a while."
The exposure of being the starting left tackle on a top ten nationally ranked team also can't hurt, but Samra is hoping his individual play will speak for itself.
"I would say the best part of my game is my speed and my strength," said Samra. "In the off-season, I ran a 5.1 but lately I ran a 5 flat. Bosco's offense's main thing is having quick feet."
With a lot of underclassmen returning, Bosco may be poised to make a similar run next season. But before that time arrives, Samra is looking to make the most out of the off-season.
"I'm going to try and go to as many combines as I can and hopefully put on some more weight and keep my speed up."