Vandy Chasing Indiana Prep Star

The Vanderbilt Commodores have been hitting the recruiting trail early in hopes of landing a few high-profiled recruits for the signing class of 2009. One prospect that they have been after hard and heavy is Bishop Dwenger High's, Tyler Eifert. Come inside with to learn more about the 3-star prospect from Fort Wayne, Indiana.

We were unable to get in contact with Tyler but we did have the privilege of speaking with his father, Greg Eifert, to get the very latest on his recruitment. "Things have been going pretty well for Tyler," Greg Eifert said in regards to son's recruitment. "Right now he has three firm offers from Vanderbilt, Wake Forest and Purdue."

The Vanderbilt Coaching Staff wasted very little time in pursing the Bishop Dwenger star. "Vanderbilt was actually the first program to offer Tyler a scholarship," Eifert said. "They offered him about a week or so after Signing Day. They have been writing him letters almost daily."

The elder Eifert told that Tyler was very overwhelmed when he received the news about his offer from Vanderbilt. "Being that Vandy was his first offer, he was very excited," Eifert said. "He definitely has an interest in them as well. Vandy is a very strong school academically, and Tyler is a really good student. He has a 3.8 GPA in the classroom."

Last fall on the offensive side of the ball, Tyler caught 30 balls for 594 yards at wideout. On defense he recorded 40 tackles and picked off 3 passes from his cornerback position. However, there is a possibility that the 6-5, 217 pound athlete could change positions once he enters the college ranks. "They have been recruiting him his as a tight end," Eifert said. "The really like his size, his speed, and his hands."

Tyler who is currently ranked 5th nationally at the tight end position is also being pursued heavily by Wake Forest. "Wake Forest is really on him," Eifert said. "They run a double tight end, and a lot of times they'll put the tight end out in the wideout spot. So they really like him a lot."

Sometimes distance has a tendency to play a part within the recruiting process for prospective student-athletes. However, distance doesn't appear to be a factor for Tyler. Mr. Eifert informed that he and the family will be taking a trip to Nashville next weekend to check things out a little more in depth.

Greg Eifert did not mention anything about his son having a favorite. He will continue to take everything in and will move on to the next step when the timing is right.

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