They say beef is what’s for dinner. But college coaches looking for some beef, head to Tyler (Texas) Lee and meet up with 6-foot-5, 325-pound offensive tackle Ciron Black. Black is big, beefy and already racking up the type of scholarships that makes him look like one of the nation’s top offensive line prospects.
In fact, don’t be surprised at all to see Black on the first Rivals100 expected to be released next week. Black, who does have a 5.5-second 40-yard dash time and a 455-pound squat, earned first-team all-district and second-team all-state honors helping Lee to a 10-3 record last year.
“I try to work hard my hardest on every play,” Black said. “Whether it’s in the state playoffs or out there working on improving my speed, I do what it takes to get better and better.”
Black lists a bevy of national teams on his list. He puts Texas and Oklahoma at the top over LSU, Michigan, Nebraska, Texas A&M, Baylor and Houston. He has offers from the Bears and UofH.
Black did admit that he grew up a fan of the Texas Longhorns, but pointed out that he’s not going to let that influence his decision when it does come time to make it.
“I’m going to look first at the education,” Black, who does have a 2.1 core grade-point average, said.
“I also want to play in a good location. Close to home but not too far away would be ideal. And probably the next most important thing will be the overall success of the football program. I want to play for a winning team.”