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Tyler Green, East Ascension Football, Nicholls State Football
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Recruit Spotlight: Tyler Green, East Ascension, Class of 2014, Nicholl’s Recruit

Interview with Tyler Green

by Reid Althage

Tyler Green, East Ascension Football, Nicholls State Football

Tyler Green-Property of LAFM

 

LAFM: Name, position, and School?

My name is Tyler Green, and I played CB for East Ascension. I am now signed to play at Nicholls State University.

 

LAFM: Current height and weight?

6-0,  170 lbs

 

LAFM:  Any impressive accolades or stats?

I had 62 tackles, 6 INTs, 12 pass breaks ups, and 5 Field blocks. I got 2nd Team All-District and was a 2 time Defensive Player of The Week.

 

LAFM: You signed with Nicholls. What other schools were you looking at if any?

 I was looking at LA Tech, McNeese, ULM, Tulane, McNeese, Delta State, and a few others.

 

LAFM: When did you first get in touch with the Nicholls? What do they want you to play?

I first came in touch with Nicholls around mid season. Coach Steve Adams got in touch with me. I will play CB on defense.  They want me to play a little special teams as well, like in the Gunner position on punts. I will probably get a chance to block a few more field goals as well.

 

LAFM: Why did you choose the Colonels?

 When I went to visit, It felt like home to me.  It was a great atmosphere. Everyone talked about how Nicholls was a great community and a safe community.  They are great on books, and just a great schools for a person like me to go to. 

 

LAFM: Who are some people that stand out as major factors helping you along the way of your recruiting process?

 I would say my family. My mom, grandfather, grandmother, and my auntie. They were very supportive and talked me through it. They helped break it down for me on what schools I could go to. 

 

LAFM: What do you bring to the Nicholls State Program as a player?

I bring a lot of hard work. I am very excited and passionate about the game. I want to go into every game and do my best, and I want my teammates to do their best. Hopefully, we can go win a conference championship and get this Nicholls Football Program  back on track.

 

LAFM: What is one thing you think that you need to improve upon or adjust to going to the next level?

I probably need to focus on getting bigger in the weight room. My technique needs to get a little more crisper, and I need to continue working hard in the off-season.  You can always get faster, stronger, and smarter.
LAFM: What advice would you give on the recruiting process to the 2015 class?
 Take it easy. Sit back and enjoy the whole recruitment process. It is a life learning experience. It is good to see these coaches calling you and talking to you. Make sure you choose wisely. You want to make sure you choose the college that fits you. Besides that, keep working hard in the classroom and on the field. 
 

LAFM: How has East Ascension prepared you for football at the next level?

It all started with my sophomore year. I had a coach named Johnny Walker who is at Dutchtown now. He helped me out tremendously. As a sophomore, I also learned from the older players and watching how hard they worked. I learned by watching them and their technique. I first started my sophomore year when a player got hurt and I was put in. I took over the rest of the season and really have kept on learning ever since.

 

About Reid Althage

Reid is from Harvey, LA and went to Brother Martin High School. He played men's NAIA soccer at LSU Shreveport for his first 2 years college. His junior year, Reid transferred to Baton Rouge and graduated from LSU with a Sports Administration Degree. He started with LAFM as an Intern in April 2013 and was hired in October. Reid loves anything to do with sports (Saints, Pelicans, and Liverpool FC Fan), the outdoors, and family/friends.