“Dual threat and humble” describes QB Tabone

#3 Dylan Tabone, HTHS (photo courtesy of Dylan Tabone)

When all things align, magic can happen. For quarterback, Dylan Tabone, this magic occurred during Homecoming 2016.

For 8 years straight HTHS has lost to Moncton high and from the second I stepped foot on that field that night, there was not one sense of doubt that we had it this year,” he recalled. “I rushed for two 30 and 35 yard touchdowns in the last 2 minutes of the game to lock away the game, and I could not thank my O-Line, and entire offense for blocking because it was a team effort. It was the most amazing thing ever to win that with the guys and surprise the entire city of HTHS and MHS Alumni.”

Harrison Trimble high school is the only team that this young pivot has played for. In his four years there, he won most improved player his first season, the Perry Kukkonen Dedication Award his second season, and Offensive Player of the Year and Provincial All-star his third season. This upcoming season, Dylan will be playing for the St. Andrew’s College Saints in Aurora, ON.

I thank Coach Gurr (SAC) for all the amazing things that he has done for me, and for him and the St. Andrew’s College football alumni for giving me this great opportunity to reach my goals,” Tabone says. “Everyone including the players have been very welcoming. I can’t wait to start working these guys as their quarterback for the next two years. CFC100 receiver Lucas LaBrier, CFC 100 (#1 ranked O-Line) Gabe Wallace, CFC100 RB Ian MacLean, CFC100 DE Liam Gracey, and CFC100 TE/LB Wells Karabin.”

For Tabone, football became his passion and he hasn’t turned back. He says it’s what he wants to do in life.

I have a powerful ambition to go to a school in the U.S and play in the NCAA,” he explained. “I’ve been in contact with a few, but still no proper offers, however, they know I’m working and I know for a fact I’m going to surprise everyone. I’ve got two years to go and get these offers, and nobody can tell me otherwise.”

‘Driven’ is what that statement is all about. You can understand then why he says that his favorite college player is Heisman Trophy winner, Lamar Jackson.

I compare myself to him because we’re similar size, dual threat, and humble. He was an underdog and he became amazing,” he says. ” I strive to do this myself, and I know I will as long as I keep working the way I have been.”

#3 Dylan Tabone, HTHS (photo courtesy of Dylan Tabone)

For Dylan, he loves having control of the offense and being involved on all of the plays that develop on the field. He feels this gives him an edge as a football player, but he also says that his leadership skills help him to “pick the guys up” when there are broken plays or when motivation and encouragement is needed.

With his dream of playing for UCLA, USC, or Mississippi State, he is making plans to get the maximum amount of exposure and meet the coaches as recruiting has already started to gain traction.

“I am generally just going to the camps of the schools that would be a dream, such as UCLA, USC, Mississippi State,  (Ole Miss), Syracuse, and Virginia Tech,” he says. “I plan to attend a camp from each one of these schools within the next three summers.”

This will require time, training, and dedication. He says that he is going to train as hard as he can and let his play on the field prove itself. He doesn’t expect to be the “greatest player in America”, but he says that with his strong work ethic, size, length, and athleticism, he feels he has the potential and measurables to get noticed and have good things happen.

As a freshman, should these ‘good things’ transpire, Tabone says he will be the hardest worker out there.

This way I know that I’m getting up earlier, being more responsible, and pushing myself harder than the guy that’s heading for the same dream as me.” In the meantime, though, Tabone will be training all summer to be as prepared as he can for the upcoming season with the Saints and win some championships. 

He’ll also have his cheering section behind him 100% of the way as they have been throughout his football career.

“All the coaches, family members, supporters, and friends that have believed in me throughout this process, because there’s nothing more important than people who believe in me,” he acknowledges. 

Dylan currently isn’t a CFC100, but he seeks it out and with the company of his new team, the motivation, drive, and desire is all there to achieve this goal and so much more. Magic can happen again this upcoming season – he’s counting on it.

 

Dylan Tabone (#3)
6’2, 180lbs
Quarterback

Team(s): Harrison Trimble High School, St. Andrew’s College
Official Visits: University of Toronto, MTA, StFX
Unofficial Visits: 5
Consideration: open
Commitment: none
Class: 2019

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