A big junior season in which he posted 52 tackles, 22 for loss and nine sacks on his way to all-state honors has resulted in significant interest for defensive tackle Tyson Chandler. The North Plainfield, N.J. prospect is already hearing from a few schools mostly in the Big East.
"I had a pretty good junior year," he said. "I did really well on defense. I earned all-county, all-area, all-conference and all-state.
"It was much better than my sophomore year where I tore my MCL. According to my coaches, my speed is really good going sideline to sideline. I feel I'm not as strong as everybody else is though. I've got to bench more."
Who is showing interest in the 6-foot-6, 330-pounder?
"A few coaches have already come to the school," he said. "I know my coaches spoke with Connecticut, Temple, Syracuse and Rutgers. Rutgers is probably No. 1 because they come in every week."
With a variety of interest, Chandler discussed what he wants in a college.
"I don't care if a school is big or not, I just want a good program that is going to help me," he said. "I think I want to go into hotel management, so somewhere that has that degree hopefully. I'd also rather stay down here if I can."
Chandler plans to attend the Elite College Combine on May 1st.