Tyler and his parents left Gulf Shores at 2 am for the drive to Atlanta. "When we got there we toured the campus and the facilities. I was very impressed with the campus. I have driven by there many times and seen a building or two but when I set foot on campus I saw a campus that had a lot of diversity to it. It is very impressive. I really loved Technology Square the most. It really stuck out as an impressive part of the campus."
The stadium was also part of the tour. " When I walked into the stadium, you could feel the tradition that it held. Even though it has been upgraded over the years you feel the nostalgia about the stadium. I can see why it is a great place to play. I also got a chance to see the original stands that the students built. That was awesome."
Following the tour of the stadium and facilities, Tyler had a chance to talk with the coaches. "I spoke with Coach (Paul) Johnson. He talked about the football program and where he wants to take it. We talked about the academic life at Georgia Tech and then he said that he really liked me as an inside linebacker and extended an offer."
Stargel also talked with defensive coordinator Al Groh. "He said he really felt I was a perfect fit for his 3-4 defense at inside linebacker and he wanted me to be a part of it. He said that if I was to keep growing that it was possible to grow into the defensive end position but he felt that I would be just as good there if that were to happen."
Academics was a part of his discussion with secondary coach Charles Kelly. "Coach Kelly gave me some academic packets that shows the different majors that would give me the options to head into something in the field with the FBI, CIA, or Marshal's program. That is an area I like and something that would give me a good career after football."
Stargel is known for his leadership and is a student of the game. "I study hard each week before each game so I know what to look for and to be in the right places at the right time. I provide good leadership and when I hit the field I play full speed all the time until the final whistle of the game."