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.