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84 Days to Purdue Football: Tyler Hartwick

A 6'7" walk-on tight end? yes please!

St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Ft. Lauderdale is one of the top high school football programs not just in Florida, but in the country. They are regularly loaded with Division I talent and have won a few mythical National Titles. Famous NFL players Michael Irvin, Brian Piccolo, and Geno Atkins have played for them. So, even if you get a walk-on from them like today's player, you get a decent player.

Tyler Hartwick - Fr. (RS)

Ft. Lauderdale, FL (St. Thomas Aquinas)

6'7", 240 pounds

Tight End

2015 Projection: Reserve at Tight End

Hartwick is officially a redshirt freshman and was already a member of two stated championship teams for STA in 2010 and 2012. They then won last year's Florida state championship. In 2010 they were named a mythical national champion when he was a sophomore. He is working hard on getting himself out there, too, as he has his own website.

He makes for an interesting prospect too. At 6'7" I could see him as a nice red zone threat because of his size. He has four years to make an impact and with him being from a marquee program that's exactly what he could do.