"I've never once regretted my decision to commit to Georgia Tech." Stargel understood why some thought he might be wavering when he visited Mississippi State. "Nothing could be further from the truth."
Tyler explained that the visit to Mississippi State was to get some experience against other great players and to show everyone that he had improved his play. One of the things people said about me was that I couldn't handle pass coverage as a middle linebacker." Tyler proved those people wrong at the camp. He covered running backs and tight ends very well at that camp.
"I just wanted to get that experience and to prove my doubters that not only was I a run stopper but I could also defend the pass.", Stargel was told that he was great in the 7 on 7 drills. He posted his best forty time ever at 4.6. "I am now up to 250 pounds and I feel my best football is ahead of me."
Stargel made it clear that he's not looking at any other schools. "Georgia Tech is the perfect model of a college for me and I will let everyone know that I am rock solid, 100% committed to Georgia Tech." His message to other schools is that he's definitely going to Georgia Tech.
Before going to the Mississippi State camp, Stargel called Georgia Tech Coach Charles Kelly to let him know that he was just going for the experience and to prove to himself and others that he has stepped up his game. "I assured Coach Kelly that no matter what I would not be swayed by any coaches there, that I am a Yellow Jacket through and through. Stargel can't wait for next summer so he can get to Atlanta and begin his career at Georgia Tech."
Tyler was hoping there was a way he could enroll early. When he transferred to Gulf Shores from Pickens County in Georgia some of his classes would not transfer. "That set me up to have to take some full semesters up to the end of my high school senior year." Tyler will be ready and anxious to go once he gets to Atlanta.