Junior Quarterback Tyler DeSue Has StrongWest Virginia Interest, Aspires to Be Elite QB

Quarterback Tyler DeSue of Bishop Sullivan Catholic in Virginia Beach, Va., is a primary target for the West Virginia coaching staff in the class of 2018. He shares his thoughts on the Mountaineers and some of the other schools who have been front and center during his recruitment.

DeSue, along with several highly regarded teammates will be attending WVU’s 7-on-7 Camp on June 24-25. The visit will also give DeSue the chance to meet all of the West Virginia's coaches in person.

DeSue currently stands at four offers: Miami, North Carolina State, Virginia and West Virginia. He gave BlueGoldNews.com some brief thoughts on each.

Miami – “I like the history down there. Obviously the weather’s nice, and they just got Coach Richt from Georgia. So the coaching staff is going to be good.”

NC State – “It’s close to home and they’ve been recruiting me for a while.”

Virginia – “I’ve liked them since I was a little kid. That’s definitely a big school for me still. Plus they just got a new coaching staff so that’s really good.”

West Virginia – “The offer was a little bit of a surprise so I haven’t looked into them as much. But I’m going to look them up before I go up there (for camp) and get to know them better. They are the first school that showed serious interest in me.”


DeSue mentioned that he will use the camps and unofficial visits as a way to get to know the school better.

“When I’m at West Virginia, I want to meet the whole coaching staff. Even if they aren’t my position coach, I want to get to know them. You have to look at the whole school. Yes, football is a big part of it, but at the end of the day you have to like it beyond football. You have to ask around and ask the normal kids who go to school there. You have to make sure it’s right for you.

“I’ve been keeping an open mind about where I want to go and what I want to do. I want to visit every school I can. Probably try to visit every school in the ACC just to see what they’re about. And go to some SEC schools that I’m interested in. With West Virginia, they’re very different being a Big 12 school in the East. The offenses in that conference are amazing.”

DeSue says team goals are his priority, but to that end, indivual development is also important.

“My team obviously has to come first. So the ultimate goal is to win a state championship. I want to develop more as a player and, as far as camps go, I’d like to get invited to an Elite 11 final and go to Nike’s The Opening if I get a chance,” he said. As for a decision timeline, DeSue said he will verbally commit “either after my junior season around February when the older guys are signing, or during my senior season.”

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