In addition to location and atmosphere, academics played a big part in Tyler's commitment to Tech, since "They're one of the top three engineering schools in the country." Currently maintaining a 3.3 GPA and scoring 1680 on the SAT, Tyler plans to major in mechanical engineering.
Entering his 3rd year as a starter for Langham Creek High School in Houston, Texas, Tyler and his Lobo teammates are expecting great things in 2007. "We're focused on the playoffs, and hopefully we can make a run at the state championship." The Lobos finished the 2005 season with a 6-4 record, losing several gut wrenching games in the 4th quarter.
Reminiscent of his NFL idol Marvin Harrison, Tyler claims "route running and making plays" are his strongest attributes. Just like Harrison, the young receiver averages 14 yards per catch, and finished his 2005 season with 70 receptions for 970 yards and 15 TDs. Scout.com reports Tyler's achievement at wide receiver last year with second team all-state honors, in addition to all-region and all-district honors.
Coming in at 6-1 and 190 lbs, quickness and speed are another important part of Tyler's game. He's currently running the forty in the high "4.4's and low 4.5's," and like most rising seniors, he understands the need to get "stronger" so he'll be physically ready to play at the collegiate level in 2007.
Tyler chose Georgia Tech over Kansas State, Iowa State, Louisiana Tech, Air Force and Rice. He also acknowledged that Virginia Tech made a late push for his acquisition, but as he told Scout.com's Jeremy Patterson, he made his commitment to the Yellow Jackets because "I really liked the coaching staff, I really like Atlanta and I have family there."