Gahanna’s Tyler Grassman has one MAC offer, but more could be on the way. Who is after Grassman and who might be next?
Tyler Grassman (Gahanna, Ohio/Lincoln) is having an outstanding
senior season as not only Gahanna’s punter and kicker, but as their
quarterback. Grassman was playing wide receiver and safety at the
beginning of the season, but after an injury to the Lions’ starting
quarterback, Grassman took over and has led Gahanna to a 6-2 record.
However, Grassman is being recruited as a punter and/or kicker.
Grassman has a scholarship offer from Buffalo, and is drawing
interest from many other schools including several MAC schools and a
couple Big Ten schools.
“Ohio State, Illinois, Western Michigan, Miami of Ohio and Buffalo
are the main schools,” Grassman said. “But as of right now it’s a
waiting game. Most colleges say they are going to wait until the end of
the season to offer a kicker.”
Grassman has been to two Ohio State games this season as well as the
Western Michigan at Illinois game.
“I’ll make it out to a Buffalo game as well, but I’m not sure which
one yet,” Grassman said. “It looks like we will make the playoffs so I
don’t know which game I’ll go to.”
When asked to name his favorite, Grassman said, “I don’t really have
one right now. I went to Buffalo in the summer. It was nice. We’ll see
The 6-foot-1 and 185-pound Grassman has handled both the punting and
kicking duties for the Lions since the beginning of his sophomore
season. Grassman made 4 of 6 field goals with a long of 30 yards his
sophomore season. He made 31 of 31 extra points and had a 36 yard
punting average. Grassman’s numbers improved his junior season as he
made 7 of 12 field goals with a long of 43 yards. He hit on all 27 of
his extra point attempts and averaged 38 yards per punt. Of his 40 plus
kickoffs 20 went for touchbacks.
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