Cole Tameris had a breakout sophomore season at defensive tackle for Sycamore High in Cincinnati, Ohio. As a junior this fall he has moved primarily to the offensive line, but is still drawing interest from a significant amount of Division I programs.
The 6-3, 290-pound Tameris is receiving regular interest from the likes of Indiana, Penn State, Cincinnati, Purdue and NC State.
"Indiana just sent me an email and said they wanted to get me up to their camp. Purdue sent me a postcard saying they were looking at me and watching film. Penn State wanted me to come up for a game, but I couldn't make it. North Carolina State wants me to come [for a game] also."
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Tameris has been unable to make the long drives to State College or Raleigh this fall due to his own high school schedule, but he was able to attend a college game closer to home.
"I actually went up to UC and saw the Akron game," Tameris said. "I talked to the recruiter and he was just talking about going to their camps."
Tameris has helped Sycamore get out to a 7-1 record, with their first loss coming last week to Middletown High. Sycamore graduated four offensive lineman from their 2010 team, so Tameris has been called upon to mostly fill that role this fall. He does see spot duty at defensive tackle still, and hopes to play that position in college.
"I like defensive line better, but it's whatever [colleges] want," Tameris said.