Tyler, who says it is a "big bonus" to have Morgan Newton at Kentucky with him, wanted his younger sister and parents to be able to easily see him play. But more than anything, he wants to play.
"I get a chance to compete for playing time right away. What player doesn't want that? Being able to play in the SEC is huge. Having a chance to play early is why I spend so much time working out. I want to be as good as I can when I get there to put myself in the best position possible. I don't want to have to play catch up or be redshirted because I am not physically developed," Tyler said.
"You want to test yourself against the best and to be the best you have to play the best. Every week you have to bring your 'A' game. There are no bye weeks in the SEC where you can just take it easy or you get beat. I like that competition."
Moyers says Tyler was ecstatic when Kentucky beat East Carolina in the Liberty Bowl for its third straight bowl win. "It was like he is already part of team. He is so excited to wear that Kentucky blue already," his coach said.
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