Wilemon Back On The Market

Saddleback OL Tyler Wilemon (6-5, 315), who committed to Utah State this past June, has opened up his recruitment. JCFootball.com caught up with the talented and versatile line prospect and he updated us on why he's back on the market as well as what programs are after him now that he's considering other opportunities...

"I think it all came down to the fact that I just committed too early in the process," Wilemon told JCFootball.com. "I really liked it at Utah State and I'm still considering them, but I also felt like it was just too early and I should have waited and seen what else was out there before I made my decision."

Wilemon said he broke the news to the Aggie coaches recently and they were understandable not happy about the latest developments.

"They weren't very happy, but they also understood what I wanted to do," Wilemon said. "I'm still considering them and I really liked my time there, so it's not like I've eliminated them."

Wilemon, who played right tackle for Saddleback this season, is being recruited by everyone to move inside and he said more schools are starting to come into the picture.

"I got an offer from New Mexico and visited them (on November 7th)," Wilemon said. "I also got an offer from Georgia State and I've been talking a lot with Syracuse and UTSA and Rutgers.

"I'm working hard on setting up some visits with Syracuse and UTSA. They basically have told me that if I visit, I'll get an offer from them.

"I'm saving my last visit just in case a school comes in and wants me to visit late, so I want to have that option, but right now, those are the schools I am talking to a lot."

Wilemon enjoyed a solid prep career at Dana Hills (Dana Point, Ca.) High School and signed with Northern Colorado.

During his second term there, Wilemon developed an illness and his academics and weight suffered.

"I got (mononucleosis) and I lost something like 70 or 75 pounds," Wilemon told JCFootball.com back in the summer. "I just figured it was the chance for me to leave, get my academics in order and get a fresh start, so I decided to come back here to play at Saddleback and that's why I ended up here."

Wilemon will finish up his two-year degree in December and he will have two years to play two once he steps on campus next season.

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