Combs in the midst of a good season

Combs in the midst of a good season

Lawrence County sits at 7-2 going into their last game of the regular season. The Bulldogs have thrived in the running game and a large part of that success lies with Tyler Combs.

Lawrence County sits at 7-2 going into their last game of the regular season. The Bulldogs have thrived in the running game and a large part of that success lies with Tyler Combs.

Tyler Combs, a 6-foot-5, 285-pound junior, is one of the top linemen in the state of Kentucky. Combs has one asset, aside from size, that is a large part of being a good offensive lineman.

"I think one of my strengths is my determination," said Combs. "Because no mater what, when I get beat at something, I go back and work to try to improve on what I got beat on," he said.

Like most young linemen, there are technique and strength issues for Combs to work on, but he can see where he has gotten better since early in his career.

"I would like to improve my strength and my feet. They both have come a long way since my freshman year by working with (Lawrence County Head) Coach Salmons," said Combs. "That is one of the main reasons that I'm not playing basketball this year; so I will have four more months to become bigger, faster and stronger for next year," he finished.

With the season drawing to a close soon, Combs has set a simple goal ahead of him that he believes he can reach.

"My goal is to get better from week-to-week, no matter whether that be a loss or a win by 50. I just want to improve on my weaknesses to the point that they are my strengths," he said.

Combs has been a solid player and has received interest from a few schools and also holds one offer.

"I went to Kentucky, Marshall and Ohio State's camps (this summer) which all went very well. I've been getting letters from Nebraska, Kentucky and Marshall, mostly," he said.

And that offer?

"Marshall (has offered)," he said. "I've visited Marshall and went to a couple of their games," he said.

Combs is a player to keep an eye on over the remainder of this season and going into next year.

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