Tyler Making The Rounds

In the class of 2005, Wagener Salley High School produced one of the Palmetto State's top cornerbacks in Wake Forest signee Channing Schofield. One year later, Wagener Salley is the home of one of the top running backs in South Carolina, Schofield's cousin, Ronnie Tyler.

A 5'10, 178-pound running back, Ronnie Tyler is touted as one of the state's top prospects and has already begun taking unofficial visits to colleges around the region. "Things are going great, things are going great," Tyler said. "Two to three weeks ago, I went to South Carolina's junior day and Saturday I'm going to Georgia."

His experience at the University of South Carolina was a great one as he was able to talk with the Gamecock coaches in-depth. "I enjoyed it a lot," he noted. "I got a chance to talk to the coaches and I talked with them for about an hour and a half and they're pretty good [people.] I like it there, but I'm just trying to keep my options open."

Along with Georgia and South Carolina, several other schools have shown Tyler heavy amounts of interest in the Wagener, South Carolina native. Clemson, Maryland, Wake Forest, and Virginia Tech are four of the schools joining the Gamecocks and Bulldogs in recruiting Tyler hard in the early stages of his recruitment.

At this point, no offers have been put into writing, though some schools have verbally offered. "No sir, [no offers are] in writing but Wake Forest, Maryland, and Virginia Tech have all verbally offered."

Tyler went on to talk about the three teams that have verbally offered to date. "I went up to Wake Forest when they played Florida State and it's like when you walk in the locker room before the game, I could feel the electricity. I wouldn't mind playing for a team like that. The coaching staff is great. You don't want to be somewhere where you can't be with the coaches and get along with them."

"With Maryland, I haven't gotten a chance to really talk to the Maryland staff but they've been in touch with my coach a lot and they have my tape and liked it. Virginia Tech's the same way, but I think their backs are utilized good at both Maryland and Virginia Tech. They have a good running game and hey, I'm a running back."

Tyler, who will visit Georgia this weekend, will also take a visit to Clemson in the near future. He will visit with the Clemson Tiger program in two weeks and will then continue to prepare for the Nike Camp at the University of Georgia. Tyler may also participate in the U.S. Army All-American combine on April 10th at Duke University.

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