Tyjon Lindsey

Written by Tyjon Lindsey and Evan Miller
Published Wednesday, August 19, 2015

What’s up world, my name is Tyjon Lindsey but most people call me “T-Wayne” and this is my recruit diary. I attend Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, the reigning defending national champions. At Gorman we have a 100% graduation rate and 96% of the students go on to play division one sports. I am set to graduate in 2017 and I’m currently ranked as the number three receiver in the nation and the eighteenth ranked player in the nation. While I am mostly thought of as a receiver, I also play cornerback.

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I am five foot, nine inches tall and a hundred and seventy six pounds. I just want to let you all know that size doesn’t matter. As long as you’re lionhearted and you have confidence in yourself, nothing else matters in this game. Height doesn’t measure heart and nobody can tell you that you don’t have what it takes because you don’t have the prototypical size. I play with my heart on my sleeve, I give everything I have and leave it all on the field. I love to play receiver because it’s a position like no other. You have to have special qualities to be a great receiver. I feel I have excellent hands and I am versatile when the ball is in my hands. I’m a little speedster that can use my speed to break away from the defensive back. I am quick, unpredictable, and I’m a team player. I also return punts on special teams; I love returning punts because it’s just me back there and the pressure is on me. Most people when they are returning are scared but me, I take on that pressure and get excited from it. I enjoy getting the crowd on their feet when I touch the ball back there. Last year I scored seventeen touchdowns, two punt return touchdowns, and fifteen receiving touchdowns. When I have the ball in my hands I always believe I can help my team and make something happen.

Pictures by Tom Hauck and are courtesy of Student Sports
Pictures by Tom Hauck and are courtesy of Student Sports

I currently have ten scholarship offers and I am extremely blessed and thankful for every single one of them. I have been given an opportunity by those ten schools to live out my dream and I appreciate all of them. At the moment I am uncommitted and do not have a leader or a set date to commit. I want to enjoy the process and see where it takes me because I only get to do this once. I plan on taking visits to a couple of school this year but as of now I want to focus on my team. I want to build relationships with the new guys and the older guys who will be leading us this year. We are still coming together as a team, but our goal is to be the best team we can be and do our best to repeat as national champions.

My favorite player is De’Anthony Thomas because I feel like I play just like him. Shifty, quick, and in one cut he’s gone. He’s a great mentor to me and I actually have a great relationship outside of football with him. We FaceTime and send each other videos. He sends me videos saying he gets it from me and that makes me drive to play harder. He is a great player and if I could be like him it would be a great accomplishment. My family inspires me to play football. I was blessed with a beautiful and generous family when the Martells took me in when I was in the eighth grade. They give me confidence and teach me right from wrong and I thank and love them dearly and if it wasn’t for them and their support, I wouldn’t be where I am today. My mother, who lives in Ohio while I am out here at school, inspires me. I love her dearly and she texts me every day letting me know how proud she is of me. I am astonished and so thankful for the position the Martell family and my mother has put me in.

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Tyjon (Right) with De’Anthony Thomas (Left) while at The Opening

What makes a great football player? One word: Discipline. A disciplined football player because he will listen a coach when told what needs to be corrected and what he is doing right. You can always be a good football player but if you lack discipline you will never be great. The toughest player I’ve ever played against was Iman Marshall without a doubt. He’s a great athlete and the man left me confused when he pressed me on the line when I was a freshman and he was a junior at a 7 on 7 tournament. I hope to accomplish many things by playing football. I want to graduate from college and get my degree. School always comes first and I want to be the first one in my family to graduate from a division one school. My favorite moment playing football was when we played Saint John Bosco this year. I loved the play where I turned a 10-yard play into a 60+-yard play. A moment Ill never forget from the recruiting process was when I was offered my first scholarship from the University of Washington in the eighth grade.

Tyjon (Left) at The Opening Pictures by Tom Hauck and are courtesy of Student Sports
Tyjon (Left) at The Opening
Pictures by Tom Hauck and are courtesy of Student Sports

What is the upcoming season going to be like for the Bishop Gorman Gaels? I just want to say that my team and I are prepared. We are willing to take on any challenge and play any team. We are all hard workers and our discipline is on a different level and can not be matched by another team. We work hard daily in order to prepare for the season. The bond between us is truly something special; I have full confidence in my teammates and I could rely on them every single play. I am a go-getter and this year will be something special, just sit back and watch it all unfold…

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