VAUGHT: The Dakotah Tyler , Part 6

Tyler says no one should worry about him disappointing the Kentucky coaches on, or off, the field, either. He's learned from his high school mistake and appreciates the opportunity he's being given at Kentucky.

Tyler says no one should worry about him disappointing the Kentucky coaches on, or off, the field, either. He's learned from his high school mistake and appreciates the opportunity he's being given at Kentucky.

"It's really good that I have been able to come around as much as I have and turn my life around. I won't be in trouble at Kentucky. Count on that. The only thing you will hear about me and Kentucky will be stats and how we won and how well I did," Tyler said.

"I have a 3.0 grade-point average. My whole career I have taken honors classes. Sometimes I am naturally smart so I don't have to study as hard as people think. But I am smart enough to know that you can't be a success on the field if you get in trouble off the field. I learned that lesson the hard way and it will not happen again."

He says his family has even totally endorsed his decision to leave the state to play football even though he had a "lot of aunts" that wanted him to play at Indiana. "Everybody is proud of me. They all know I had to do what was best for me and going to Kentucky is definitely best for me," he said.

Moyers think it will be "best" for Kentucky, too.

"Obviously I am going to miss his athleticism and what he could do on field, but for me I just like being around him. He is fun loving kid. You can have intelligent conversation with him and it not have anything to do with football. You can talk current issues, family life or about anything else and really have a good conversation with him," Moyers said.

"He was the captain and leader on our team. You could go to him and find out how things were going on our team. He was always honest, and I appreciated that. I'm going to miss him a lot, but I also can't wait to see just how well he does at Kentucky."



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