The Tucker Tigers have a top-notch defensive talent in Tabarius Peterson. The 6-foot-3 220 pounder defensive end/linebacker caused problems all year for opposing teams and helped Tucker go 10-3 this season while pitching four shutouts and winning the region. Coach Bryan Lamar says that Peterson “gets after it” and is athletic, long, and has good hands. College scouts would tend to agree with Lamar. Peterson is pegged as a three-star defensive end with plenty of room to grow. Big programs have already started to take notice of Tabarius’ potential. ACC schools Georgia Tech and Syracuse have already offered the junior, while Florida State and Georgia are keeping close tabs on him and have shown interest.
Tabarius attended the Orlando Nike Football Sparq Combine this February to help gain exposure and test his measurables against other elite prospects. He ran a 5.10 forty and showed off a 27 inch vertical. Coach Lamar says that Tabarius is a hard worker that will continue to train hard and will fill out into his body in the upcoming years. He was a rotational player a year ago but has now adopted the role as a full time starter and has taken advantage of it. Coach Lamar sees Peterson being able to play either a 3-4 defense’s linebacker or continue on at defensive end. He has also been used as a tight end this season showing off his versatility and his good hands.
With still another season left in his high school career, Tabarius will have an opportunity to gain more experience playing with one of the best programs in the state. Colleges have already seen the potential in the dynamic junior and will continue to send offers his way in the future.