Grandview star drawing interest

Grandview star drawing interest

After a big junior year, Tanner Gentry of Grandview is getting attention from recruiters.

Tanner Gentry has good size, good speed and he put up good numbers last year as a junior at Grandview High School.

It's no wonder he's gaining attention from college recruiters.

Gentry has not received a scholarship offer yet, but he has talked to several schools, including Colorado, Colorado State, Oregon, Stanford, Washington State and Wyoming. He's also received letters from Illinois, Notre Dame and Wisconsin.

A native of Colorado, Gentry said he's had a lot of contact with CU coaches.

"It's a really nice school," he said. "I want to take a visit up there, but from what I've seen I like the staff."

Gentry, a 6-foot-2, 173-pound receiver/defensive back, caught 50 passes for 693 yards and seven touchdowns for the Wolves last season. He also intercepted 10 passes on defense.

"Receiver is what I want to play in college," he said. "I just moved over to defense this year because we were short at cornerback."

Gentry said Colorado "sees me playing receiver."

There's no telling where he'll play collegiately. While he likes the Colorado schools, he's always been a fan of Texas and Texas Christian.

"I just like the state (of Texas) and I've always liked those two schools since I was little," he said. "I've always cheered for them."

For now, however, Gentry is focused on getting better and putting himself in position to receive scholarship offers. He's been weight lifting several times a week, works on his speed and runs track. He's also got several camps on his summer schedule.

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