Tallwood lineman Tyler Halliday (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757)
Tallwood lineman Tyler Halliday is out to prove he should be a target for coaches this Spring
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
The recruit757 Uncommitted Senior Showcase was also a showcase opportunity for underclassmen.
The Tallwood High School football program may exist in the shadow of some other prominent football programs in Virginia Beach like Ocean Lakes, Landstown, Bayside and Cox, but the Lions have come a long way under Coach John Kepple.
Similarly, the athletes at Tallwood have been gaining more college attention, little by little.
Just a few years ago, lineman Jason Goosen was successfully recruited to walk on at Northwestern. Old Dominion landed defensive lineman Cameron Washington in the recruiting class of 2017.
Tyler Halliday wants to be the next Tallwood lineman to be recruited to Division I and he has the size to do it.
At the Showcase, Tyler weighed in at 282 pounds and was measured at 6 feet, two and half inches.
“I’m trying to show the college coaches what I can do (and I’m) trying to get some looks,” said Halliday. “(I want the coaches to notice) my strength, how physical I am, how I get after it every play. It’s competition. You gotta show out.”
Halliday showcased best in the position group work and one-on-ones. He was able to stonewall defensive ends on quite a few reps, which should not only make him happy, but should also make his quarterback happy. Tallwood QB Sebien Stone had a great season for the Lions in 2018, and he’s also now in position to look for a college home since his senior year is coming to an end.
Tyler’s dad is an assistant coach at Tallwood, so you can bet there’s a plan in place for training followed by college one-day camps in June and July. The junior year is crucial for in-game performance to earn scholarship offers. The next order of business is for Halliday to prove himself on the college camp circuit.
– Andy Hilton