321preps Dandy Dozen: Jude Tinor has big college football potential

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When it came to Eau Gallie defensive lineman Jude Tinor making a decision on where he would play college football, he wanted to join a team where he knew he could quickly adjust.

That reason led him to commit to Georgia State University.

"The coaching staff, they made me feel like home," Tinor said. "We talked about defense and their system works just how our (Eau Gallie) system does, and I'm very comfortable playing that system."

He is one of 12 Brevard County senior high school football players on FLORIDA TODAY's list of the area’s most highly sought recruits, the 321preps Dandy Dozen.

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In Eau Gallie's defensive scheme last season, Tinor led the team in sacks with five. He also had 44 total tackles, 27 yards for loss and two forced fumbles.

Eau Gallie head coach Chris Sands described Tinor as someone who is built ready for the next level, while also having the potential to get stronger.

"He's big and strong. He's someone who comes from an athletic family, and he is able to move really well for his size," Sands said. "He has the ability to get bigger as well, which a lot of people like."

Tinor described himself as a patient player, something he felt is important to be on the defensive line.

While Tinor has garnered the attention of colleges and committed to Georgia State, he said in the upcoming season he will look to improve in particular areas.

"My pass rush game for sure, being more disciplined, and just improving as a player all around," Tinor said.

With his ability to pressure opposing offensive lines, Sands said he sees Tinor only getting better at the next level.

"His future is extremely bright and he's definitely one that people will know his name on Saturdays, because he kind of flew under the radar for a long time, but Georgia State definitely got a steal," Sands said.

This article originally appeared on Florida Today: 321preps Dandy Dozen: Jude Tinor of Eau Gallie