Tyler Stargel Can't Wait To Be A Jacket

The first time Gulf Shores, Alabama linebacker Tyler Stargel visited Georgia Tech he gave them his verbal commit. He and had his parents returned this weekend for his official visit. Stargel is even more convinced now that he made the right decision.

Tyler Stargel described the visit as awesome and wishes he had a way to graduate early. Stargel is still taking AP classes and will finish them next semester so he will have to go home and get back to high school life. "I can tell you though I am pumped about coming to Georgia Tech and this visit did everything to show me I made the perfect choice in selecting the Yellow Jackets to play football and attend college."

The visit for Stargel and his parents included an academic tour featuring professors from both the business and engineering schools. "My parents loved this part." They were shown how a student-athlete handles the academic load.

Tyler also got to spend some time with the players. "We went to the CRC building and played basketball and we had a chance to watch the team practice." Stargel was impressed with what he saw from Tech linebacker Julian Burnett. "He is one very good linebacker; pure muscle, fast and he was all over the place at practice." I know he set records for bench press at Georgia Tech and you could tell by just looking at him he is strong.

On Saturday Stargel took a complete tour of the campus that including a visit to the dorms. Tyler and fellow linebacker recruit Alex McCalister sat in on the position meeting with Coach Joe Speed. "They broke down film from the Clemson, Maryland, and North Carolina games to so us how we would fit into the scheme Coach (Al) Groh runs."

Stargel and McCalister had a chance to talk about their future plans on the weekend. "He had a great time like I did." McCalister let Stargel know of his plans to visit North Carolina and Florida before he makes his decision. "I feel Georgia Tech is number one for him."

That evening Stargel and the recruits attended the football team's banquet to watch the players get awards for the season. Tyler's visit ended Sunday with a chance to talk to the coaches before he left campus. "All in all it was awesome."

The trip to Atlanta to visit Georgia Tech was also a good one for Tyler's parents. "It answered a lot of questions they had about Georgia Tech." The Stargel family will now move back to the Woodstock area where they use to live to be closer to Tech. "I really like that as it will be easier for me to go home on a weekend if I want to."

When asked what the best part of the weekend, Tyler let us know that seeing what it was like being a player at Tech and watching practice were the highlights of his weekend. "I loved that."

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