"I am committed to Ball State University," said Tyler while donning a Cardinal hat at a press conference at his high school.
He continued, "It was a big load off my shoulders. The recruiting process has been stressful, but I have been enjoying it all I can. When I cut my list down to three and I took my first visit to Miami I really liked it, but when I stepped on Ball State's campus I just knew it was perfect for me."
For Tyler he says Whitford and his staff did a great job on the visit of laying out exactly what they wanted from him.
"On the official visit he gave me an overview and gave me a booklet and told me what I would do over my four years with goals of what I can do for myself when I go to college. That is what he sold me on," said Tyler.
Tyler now becomes the second member of the Tech roster to pick the Cardinals joining power forward Rashaun Richardson. The two are good friends, and Tyler is happy to continue his playing career with Richardson.
"It's always great to have a teammate at the same college," said Tyler. "Rashuan and I have been best friends since freshman year and we are like brothers. It will be great to be in college with him."
The two of them plus forward Sean Sellers give the Cardinals and impressive trio of in-state prospects who hope to get things going in the right direction.
"Rashaun and Sean Sellers are great players," said Tyler. "I know that we can really change the program and be a great addition to what Coach Whitford already has."