Photo: Permission From Tucker Tomberlin

Posted On: 09/21/20 6:05 AM

The Players corner is a fun series where I get to sit down and interview prospects from all over Florida. It’s a fun way to get to know some of these players outside of just evaluating them. We at Prep Redzone Florida want to bring you all-access into these players, it’s important to get to know them as individuals and what makes them great on the field! This series will give you the ability to get under the helmet and see what makes these prospects click and gives you behind the scenes coverage.

 

Tucker Tomberlin

2021 QB

6’2 197lbs

Episcopal School of Jacksonville

Film: https://www.hudl.com/profile/10964435/Tucker-Tomberlin

 

Talk to me about last season and how it went for you as being the starting QB?

Last year was my first year being the Guy. My sophomore year was a constant battle with the senior, one week I’d start, next week we’d share time, etc. Having the job the whole season taught me a lot of things. Mainly, it’s a grind. Getting beat up every Friday night and getting right back after it on Monday took some adapting, but I loved every bit of it. I learned what it was that made me good, kept me healthy, and kept me sharp. Overall it was the most fun football season I’ve ever been a part of and I will remember it for the rest of my life.

 

How did your season go last year and what was your overall production last year as being a starting quarterback?

Last year I was the starting QB, I had just over 2000 passing yards with 30 TDs and 2 Ints. It was the first time our school has ever won a playoff game in school history. I look to put up better numbers, and make another playoff run this year.

 

Who is your biggest role model or who do you like to emulate when you’re on the field?

My biggest role model has got to be Tom Brady. To be able to take the criticism he does on a yearly basis, and still perform at the level he does, motivates me to do the same.

 

Biggest strengths and weaknesses as a player?

My biggest strengths are my vision, durability, and arm strength. I’m able to anticipate very well and stay in the pocket long enough to get the ball out. My weaknesses are my legs. I trained all off season and I’m looking forward to displaying my work this fall.

 

How’s the recruiting process going? Who have you been in contact with?

Stetson has been in contact with me on a daily basis. I have received offers from Warner University and Bluefield College. I’m looking forward to showcasing my capabilities again this year.

 

What is it been like playing for former NFL great Mark Brunell?

Playing for my coaching staff has been amazing. Learning the game from an NFL perspective has got to be the most fun thing I do every week, from film study to team period, every practice is nothing but fun.

 

What has your preparation been like over this offseason with the Covid issues?

Preparing for the season with COVID has been difficult, but my outlook is you have to do what you have to do for the thing you love most. I love this game, and if I have to wear a mask on the sideline, I’m wearing the mask.

 

What is your ultimate goal with the game of football?

My ultimate goal with the game of football is to take the game as far as it will let me. If that’s College, that’s what it is. If I’m blessed enough to take it to the pros, then you’ll be watching me on Sundays, either way I love this game. I’m addicted to it, so I don’t want to have to quit until I absolutely have to.

 

Quick Hitters:

My favorite player to watch is Johnny Manziel. I know he is banned from football however watching his film from college is unreal. The way he moves in and out of the pocket and extends plays is unmatched. It’s a shame he can’t play here in the states.

 

Before games I like to get fired up. This is usually Lynyrd Skynyrd, DMX, Molly Hatchet, and Eminem. Weird combination, but it gets me ready to compete.

 

 

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