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Greensburg Central Catholic C Tyler Alt attracting D-1 attention

Written by: on Sunday, June 19th, 2011


If one had to pick just a couple of trademarks to describe the Greensburg Central Catholic football program, the maroon and white would probably best be known for consistently fielding sizable, imposing offensive lines and boasting a punishing, rugged rushing attack.  It’s helped the Centurions post a winning percentage of .881 overall since 2003.

One of the Centurions’ returning offensive linemen is racking up quite a bit of Division-1 attention.

Tyler Alt, a 6’3, 275-pound center for GCC, holds a verbal scholarship offer from Temple, according to national recruiting service, and has accumulated quite a share of interest from more than a dozen FBS programs.  Rivals and national recruiting service list interested suitors in Alt including Duke, Indiana, Kent State, LSU, Miami (FL), Michigan, Michigan State, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, Pitt and West Virginia.

Earlier in his recruiting process, Alt had programs like Auburn, Florida State, Iowa, Iowa State, Maryland, Oregon and Purdue listed among his profiles.

A starter in his junior season for a Greensburg Central Catholic team which claimed its third consecutive Interstate Conference championship, Alt helped to pave the way for a Centurion offensive arsenal which averaged 298.3 yards (205.7 rush, 82.6 pass) and 30.1 points per game, scoring 37 total offensive touchdowns (27 rushing, 10 passing).  The Centurions produced three backs with at least 300 rushing yards and a 590-yard passer.

GCC finished 9-1 in 2010, posting a 9-0 regular season before a surprising exit in the opening round of the WPIAL AA playoffs to Keystone Oaks, 20-16.

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