To say that tight end Tommy Tremble’s recruitment is starting to pick up would be a huge understatement. Tremble has been offered by 14 programs from around the country since March 17, including Georgia, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee and Vanderbilt from the SEC.
“I mean, obviously, for the last few weeks or so it’s been going pretty good,” Tremble told GN. “I’m very appreciative and very blessed to have this opportunity in my life with all the recruitment.”
Tremble (6 feet 4, 225 pounds), from Alpharetta (Ga.) Johns Creek in the Atlanta suburbs, has received offers just in the past week from Ole Miss, West Virginia and Georgia. The Bulldogs’ offer carried a little extra weight.
“I was pretty excited because my dad, Greg Tremble, played there,” Tremble said. “I’ve been a Georgia fan all my life, so when it happened, I was pretty excited about it.
“I met with the coaching staff personally, and when Kirby Smart offered me it was pretty special.”
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Greg Tremble was a safety for the Bulldogs who lettered in 1992 and ’93, registering six interceptions and 39 tackles in his time in Athens. He went on to play one season in the NFL.
So, how would Tommy Tremble describe his game?
“I’m a big body that can move fast,” Tremble said. “At the Nike combine, I ran a laser 4.63 in the 40-yard dash. I’m a big guy that not afraid to hit. I’m able to split out in the slot, or line up on the line and burst out to beat a linebacker.
“I think I’m fast enough and good enough as a receiver in that aspect to be a threat deep. When most people see those types of tight ends that are good at receiving, they usually don’t like to hit. That’s not me; I love to hit. I can put my hand in the dirt and block any defensive lineman or outside linebacker.”
Tremble knows exactly what he is looking for when looking at a college destination.
“The main thing my parents always told me was academics,” Tremble said. “Academics is always important and is a great factor in what school I’m going to choose. Second is the players and coach’s chemistry and relationships.
“A team can’t really function if the players and the coaches don’t have a good relationship. The last thing is to find a program that is established, or is establishing a future that I can be a part of.”
Tremble is scheduled to visit Tennessee this weekend and South Carolina on April 29.
“It’s always been a dream of mine to play in the SEC, But I don’t think less of any offers,” Tremble said. “SEC, Pac-12, Big Ten – I look at them all the same as big-time schools. But I’m especially blessed to have a chance to go to an SEC school.”
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