Just a year ago wide receiver Jeremy Tabuyo already had an offer from The University of Hawaii and was labled as the fastest man in Hawaii and possibly in the country. All this going into his Junior year. Jeremy was off to a good start in his junior year catching 5 tds and collecting over 600 yards receiving. Add in a return touchdown and he was on track for all conference and potentially all-state. The second to last week in the season Jeremy suffered a torn ACL and would have to miss the rest of the season. His focus was turned to hitting rehab hard and getting back to the field at 100%. If you see Jeremy today you can see he did just that and is looking as good as he ever has.
"I was disappointed when the injury happened but I knew going into rehab I have to get better and stronger than I was before. The big thing with this injury is that it's a mental thing and my mindset was I want this more than anyone else," said Jeremy.
This offseason Jeremy has been going to rehab pretty much everyday trying to get his knee back to 100%. Jeremy continues to get better each day and this summer he has been going to workouts, camps, unofficial visits and combines. Just a couple weeks ago he ran a 4.43 40 yard dash and says he feels great.
"My knee is doing really well, after practices and workouts im going to rehab and continuing to get stronger. I'm doing better than I thought I would and I don't feel like I lost a step at all. I don't even hesitate through drills or think about how my knee is going to hold up. Right now I'm at 90% and I'll be 100% when the season starts."
JuniorRank has been following Jeremy since he was going into his freshman year. Just a few weeks ago at the JuniorRank Hawaii Camp Jeremy was in attendance and you can tell he was healthy and determined to have another great season. He displayed his speed, good route running and strong hands. College coaches are taking notice of his improvement as well and offers will continue to roll in for the 5'11" 180 lbs receiver.
Jeremy currently holds offers from Hawaii, Utah, Kansas, and Wyoming. He has interest from Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, Washington State, and Illinois to name a few. He recently came back from camps at both Oregon and Oregon State and he expects them to offer soon but both schools are waiting to see how he looks in the beginning of his senior year. Jeremy says other schools haven't backed off due to his injury and if other schools do decide to offer don't expect him to make any decisions on the spot.
"I would be honored if those schools decide to offer but I wouldn't give a verbal commitment anytime soon. Right now I'm open to go anywhere in the country. No matter what I will have to travel away from the Island so staying close to home isn't a big factor. I'm going to keep my options open and narrow it down to my top 3 schools after my season."
Jeremy says he is done taking his unofficial visits and now is focused on summer practice for Saint Louis High School in Hawaii and hopes to lead his team back to the State Championship in 2012. Stay tuned for more updates on Jeremy and continue to watch out for the speedy receiver as he begins his senior campaign.
Written by Terry Schilling
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