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UNDER THE RADAR: Salem’s Tyler Siddons

By: Richard Davenport
Published: Wednesday, July 8, 2020
2022 Salem TE-DE Tyler Siddons.

Photo courtesy of Christy Springstun.
2022 Salem TE-DE Tyler Siddons. Photo courtesy of Christy Springstun.

On Wednesdays, we feature an in-state prospect who could be flying under the radar of college coaches. This week's UTR prospect is Salem’s Tyler Siddons.

Class: 2022

Position: Tight end/Defensive end

Height/Weight: 6-5, 248 pounds

40-Yard Dash 5.1 seconds

GPA: 3.0

Weight Room: 255-pound bench press, 235-pound power clean, 335-pound squat

Interest: Henderson State, Arkansas-Monticello

Coach Josh Watson on Siddons:

“He just has a nasty streak in him when he’s blocking. Receiving-wise, he has some work to do there, but we’ve been a power-running team past two years, and he’s helped paved the way for a 2,000-yard rusher last year. He was just a sophomore and we were running the ball 40-50 times a game. I can see him turning into a tackle on the college level.”

Watson on how Siddons flourished during the second half of last season:

“This past year is his first year of varsity action. Halfway through the season, something just clicked. He battled through a broken hand. He played with a broken hand all through the playoffs. He’s just a tough kid. He moves fairly well straight ahead. Footwork could be a little better and that’s something we’re working on. He’ll get a lot of work on that the next couple of years. He’s still slender. He doesn’t look 248. He definitely has the frame to add weight.”


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