October 12, 2006

Tevis planning visits

Tucson, Ariz., two-way prospect Aaron Tevis has schools hot on his tail. But in playing for Canyon del Oro High School under the baking desert sun, the senior is used to the heat.

Boise State and Wyoming have offered Tevis a scholarship, but they are not the only schools interested. Arizona, Brigham Young, SDSU, Washington, Harvard, Utah State and UNLV are also putting out feelers.

After starting out last year as a wide receiver, Tevis broke his wrist and was moved to tight end and defensive end. But even with a cast on his wrist, he proved to be an effective tight end.

This season Tevis, now healthy after surgery on the wrist in January, has continued to play tight end and has been moved to OLB/INB on defense.

"The wrist feels pretty good," he said. "I tape it and wear a special glove to help protect it, but it is good."

At 6-foot-4 and 200 pounds, Tevis may not be imposing physically, but his 4.68 40-time makes him above average among his tight end/linebacker peers.

"My favorite right now is Boise State," he said. "They've been doing really good, and they have won the conference four years in a row."

The Arizona product feels that Boise State offers him the most options at this time in the recruiting process.

"Boise State has told me that it is up to me whether or not I play offence or defense," said Tevis.

When pressed, Tevis admitted he does have a preference when it comes to offense or defense.

"I love defense; I love to stick people," he said. "Linebacker is great for that, but I love to score touchdowns more, so I will probably choose offense."

UNLV is Tevis's second choice at this time, but the school has not offered, so that's a waiting game - at least for now.

"I think UNLV is pretty close to offering," said Tevis. "I've talked to the coaches, and I really like them."

The Cowboys have also caught Tevis' eye with their offer.

"I don't really know much about them. But I plan on taking an official visit there [UW] in the next few weeks," confirmed Tevis.

Wyoming is not the only official visit the young two-way player will make in the next few weeks.

"I'm going to visit UNLV and Boise State as well," added Tevis.

With multiple visits planned in the near future, Tevis will make his decision after his high school season is over.

"I'm going on my visits, and then I will decide, hopefully, by a couple weeks after my season ends," he finished.

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