March 20, 2023

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DITR: Amarion Tyson

Our newest Diamond in the Rough is class of 2024 MLB Amarion Tyson out of Picayune High School, in Picayune, Mississippi. Amarion is 5’6 165 LBS, he has a bench of 225 LBS, a squat of 445 LBS, a deadlift of 450 LBS, a power clean of 245 LBS, and runs a 4.5 40 yard dash. He has led the Maroon Tide and the state of Mississippi in tackles for the last two seasons racking up 162 total tackles last season. He was selected to the All State 2nd Team his sophomore season and was 1st Team this past year. Amarion says, “I just love the team I am apart of along with Coach Stogner.”

When did you start playing football?

“I started playing tackle football when I was 5 years old.”

What is your favorite thing about football?

“I love being around my team, building chemistry and relationships, and just flat out playing football.”

What is the hardest part about football?

“Conditioning, you need to be in shape in order to succeed on the field and that can be difficult.”

What is something you have learned through football?

“Don’t let anyone distract you or get in your head. Stay in your lane and keep the good momentum going.”

Do you play any other sport?

“I run the 200m on the track team and I am on the powerlifting squad.”

Who is your favorite College Football Team?

“I am a fan of the LSU Fighting Tigers”

Who is your favorite NFL Team?

“The Kansas City Chiefs are my favorite professional team.”

How do you balance football and school?

“Football can take up a lot of my time so I just get my school done first. Coach always says, “You are a student before an athlete.”

Who is your biggest role model?

“My mom, throughout my entire life she has given me all that she has and is always supporting my successes.”

Who do you like emulate your game after?

“Although I am not a receiver I like watching Tyreek Hill, he is short but has blazing speed like me.”

How do you prepare for a game?

“I likes to just sit in my locker and figure out mentally what I need to do for the game, once I hit the field it is time to handle business.”

What separates you from others on the field?

“I use my shortness to my advantage on the field. People underestimate my size and heart and I surprise them with my abilities.”

Do you have any goals for the next season?

“I want to win another state championship for the three-peat. I also want to break my personal tackling record, and just have fun.”

What has been your favorite football memory so far?

“Winning our first state championship my sophomore year.”

Do you have any pre game rituals or do you have any special meals?

“I really just eat the team wide meal which is something light so we can go and compete on the field.”

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