Posted: 7:28 pm Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
By Jeff Greer
The path to a college scholarship was long and at times trying for Glades Central quarterback Tanner Redish, but on Wednesday, he found his school of choice.
Redish (6-1, 170 pounds, No. 74 on the Big Board) signed with Jacksonville, an FCS (Division I-AA) program. He chose the Dolphins over Florida Southern, Alabama-Birmingham and Lafayette. Jacksonville’s head coach is Kerwin Bell, a former Florida quarterback and Dolphins’ draft pick.
“(Bell) was really impressed with my highlight tape,” Redish said.
Redish transferred to Glades Central for his senior season after three years at Glades Day, where he won two state championships. He struggled adjusting to the faster tempo and quicker players at his new school, but once he got comfortable, Redish settled nicely into the highest-profile job in Belle Glade.
He led all large-schools quarterbacks in passing yards (1,916) and threw 28 touchdown passes against nine interceptions. Redish helped Glades Central, which finished 12-1, reach the Class 5A region final.
He’ll join several area products at Jacksonville, including Dwyer alum Charles Dowdy and former Jupiter Christian standout Taylor Marsh. Former Glades Day quarterback Josh McGregor, who led Jacksonville to two Pioneer League championships, made quite the name for himself playing the same position as Redish. McGregor starred in the inaugural Battle of Florida college all-star game last month in Boca.