Joliet, Ill., offensive lineman Tyler Witt made a trip to Bowling Green last December for an official visit with WKU, picking up a scholarship offer from head coach Jeff Brohm during his time on The Hill. His experience impacted him so much, that he committed to the Hilltoppers after discussing the opportunity over with his parents.
"It reminded me of my hometown and I really liked that," he said at the time.
The future Hilltopper was back in town for the program's spring game and was impressed by what he saw on the field and off.
"I had a great time," he said. "I was happy I got to get out to see it."
The more than 5,500 vocal fans also on hand for the highly entertaining Red-White game, including great support from students on campus, left an impression on the 6-foot-3, 295-pound lineman.
"I thought it was great how much support WKU has and it's great to see how the students are behind the team," he said.
What really had Witt's attention was his future teammates and how they worked during the spring game. He kept a close eye on the offensive front and how they work with new WKU offensive line coach Dale Williams.
"I liked how intense it was even though there was limited contact," he said. "I thought the offensive line looked great. I'm really excited to be coached by Coach Williams."
Witt, who will make his move to WKU in June, was named to the Class 5A All-State team by the Illinois Football Coaches Association, Chicago Sun-Times All-Area team, All-USA Illinois second team by USA Today and Special Mention on The News-Gazette All-State team.