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.
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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.