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Provo has one early offer

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ORLANDO, Fla. - Delray Beach (Fla.) American Heritage junior tight end Tyler Provo doesn't get many opportunities to showcase his receiving skills in the Stallions' run-heavy offense, but that hasn't stopped colleges from recognizing him.
"I have an offer from Syracuse," Provo said. "I get a bunch of mail. My dad said something about Central Florida offering me next year. I get letters from Georgia, Miami, and a bunch of school."
One reason why the Orange had an early eye on Provo is that his older brother, tight end Nick Provo, is a senior on Doug Marrone's squad.
The younger Provo has previously been on campus at Syracuse and likes what he has seen.
"I have been up there before," Provo said. "I like it a lot. My brother is obviously there. They throw the ball to the tight end a lot. I like what they do."
The 6-foot-2, 235-pounder knows that at the next level his role may not change a lot from American Heritage, where he is frequently a lead blocker opening holes for the running back.
"I think I might be an H-back, tight end type, who is in motion a lot," Provo said.
Provo finished his senior season with 11 receptions for 99 yards and a touchdown. His biggest contribution for the Stallions was as a lead-blocker for junior running back Greg Bryant. American Heritage won the Class 3A State Championship with a 30-3 victory over Madison (Fla.) Madison County on Saturday afternoon.
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