If you have not watched No. 6-ranked Mill Creek yet, and you enjoy good offensive line play, then you are missing out; the Hawks might have the best O-line in the state.
Leading the way is Tyler Fannin (6’3”, 290 lbs), maybe the best center in the state of Georgia and a big reason why Mill Creek is starting the season off undefeated.
The recruiting buzz is just beginning for Tyler (class of 2017), but the process is nothing new to the Fannin family.
Football runs deep in the family. Both his dad (played at Marshall) and his brother Josh (currently a freshman at Middle Tennessee) have college football backgrounds, and that talent has certainly been passed down to Tyler.
The talented offensive lineman visited Florida State this weekend. He told us, “(I) had a great visit (to) an awesome place. Really like the coaches, especially OL coach Trickett.”
Tyler spoke with the staff, and they hope to have him back down soon. “They invited me back to meet with Coach Fisher.”
Florida State is not the only school interested in the Mill Creek lineman. He plans on visiting Duke, Clemson, Old Dominion and Marshall (his lone offer to date) this fall.
He told us that “Marshall, Duke, MTSU, Clemson, FSU and Northwestern” currently stand out.
Making a decision is not something he is taking lightly, and football prestige is not the only option he is weighing.
“I am looking forward to visiting schools and making sure it is a good fit for me both in football and in academics.”
Tyler is always working on getting better and helping his team win. A fundamentalist at offensive line, Tyler said he’s working on “footwork, using my hands for leverage, and leg drive to finish every play with intensity.”
When watching Tyler on film you can see the fruits of his hard work. He consistently dominates his opponent and displays good leg drive. Tyler might not work at IHOP, but he still serves up pancakes every Friday night.
The Mill Creek junior’s goal this fall is to be considered one of the best linemen in the state, southeast and country. For his team, he expects to win his region and make it to state.
“We loved winning in the dome at the Corky Kell and want to do it again in December!”