Duty-Tyson excited to be a Falcon
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Duty-Tyson excited to be a Falcon

Aubrey Duty-Tyson had committed himself to basketball prior to transferring to The University School of Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., going into his junior year. He started out in a reserve role as a junior but won the starting job at defensive end in his senior year.

Aubrey Duty-Tyson had committed himself to basketball prior to transferring to The University School of Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., going into his junior year. He started out in a reserve role as a junior but won the starting job at defensive end in his senior year.

"I took my official to Air Force last weekend," said Aubrey Duty-Tyson. "I wasn't really expecting a lot going out there, but when I got off the plane I was amazed. It's beautiful with the mountains and the snow. I really liked the weather. It was great getting to know the coaches. My host was Broam Hart who showed me around and introduced me to the players. By Saturday, I was ready to make my commitment. I knew Air Force was where I wanted to go. I told Coach Warren, my recruiter, and then told Coach Calhoun.

"My coaches and my mom always tell me that making a decision on college isn't a four year decision, but a 40 year decision. Coming out of college a lot of people don't have a job lined up, but I will. Plus, there will be job opportunities and doors that will open up to me with a degree from the Air Force Academy. That was a big factor in my decision. It gives me a great opportunity after college and the chance to continue to play football."

At the time of his commitment, Duty-Tyson held offers from Georgetown, Penn, and Alcorn State. His offer from Air Force was just extended three weeks prior to his visit to Colorado Springs.

"I was one of those underrated guys with not a lot of national recognition," he said. "Coming into the year, nobody knew who I was. It wasn't until I sent out my end of the year highlight film that I started to get some attention. I had been a basketball player all my life coming from North Miami High School. I had hardly touched the football field. It was the best decision of my life to play football and has provided me with an amazing opportunity at Air Force.

At 6-foot-2, 230-pounds, Duty-Tyson can either put his hand on the ground on the defensive front or play outside linebacker. He played both for the University Suns in their undefeated season of 2012 which resulted in a Florida Class 3A state championship. The Falcons staff likes him, at least coming in, at defensive end.

"Coach Burton is an exciting dude," Duty-Tyson stated on the Falcons defensive line coach. "He was getting me going and hyping me up on the visit. We were having fun. I loved it though. I think he's going to be a great coach to play for and learn from.

"Seeing how I don't have much background in the military, I'm going to spend my first year at Prep. That will give me another year to get stronger and learn the defense. The next year I'll get the ball rolling as a freshman and won't have anything else to worry about expect playing the game I love."

As a senior, Duty-Tyson had 45 tackles and ten sacks. He was named All-Broward County honorable mention. He was selected to play in the Dade-Broward County All-Star game and made eight tackles against elite South Florida talent.