Army offers Alcoa’s Tyson, Evans

Alcoa High School fullback Taharin Tyson cuts behind a block from teammate Derek Evans in a game at Stone Memorial last season. Tyson and Evans were both recently issued scholarship offers from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Photo by Jenifer Clark

Alcoa High School fullback Taharin Tyson cuts behind a block from teammate Derek Evans in a game at Stone Memorial last season. Tyson and Evans were both recently issued scholarship offers from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Derek Evans

Derek Evans

Taharin Tyson

Taharin Tyson

A projected banner year in area recruiting is off to a fast start with Alcoa High School seniors Taharin Tyson and Derek Evans both receiving Division I scholarship offers from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point recently. The 6-foot, 225-pound Tyson rushed for 843 yards on 107 carries in helping the Tornadoes to their sixth consecutive state championship last season. Evans started at right guard on a powerful Alcoa offensive line that helped former Tornado JaRon Toney rush for a state record 50 touchdowns this past season. Evans also has an offer from Virginia Military Institute on the table, with several other schools expressing interest. West Point signed former Heritage running back/linebacker Michael Cermak earlier this spring.

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