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Oaks Christian's Tyler commits to USC

By Rhiannon Potkey, rpotkey@VenturaCountyStar.com

June 14, 2006

 

Teammate bonds and family ties weren't strong enough to sway Oaks Christian's Marc Tyler from following his heart.

 

Stiff arming the recruiting efforts of his quarterback to follow him to Notre Dame, Tyler has committed to play football at

USC in 2007.

 

The 6-foot, 215-pound running back will make his official announcement today at 1:05 p.m. on ESPNU.

 

"USC just felt right," Tyler said. "I knew for about a year that I really wanted to go there. I gave Notre Dame a look, but the only way I would leave California is for something special, and there was nothing really special out there for me." Tyler is the second player from Oaks Christian?s talented '07 class to commit to a major Division I program. Quarterback Jimmy Clausen announced in April he will attend Notre Dame.

 

Tyler was at the news conference in South Bend, Ind., when Clausen revealed his decision at the College Football Hall of Fame just hours before the Irish?s annual spring game.

 

"He wanted me at Notre Dame with him obviously, but in the end he wanted me to do what is best for me and what made me comfortable," said Tyler, who lives with the Clausen family during the school year.

 

Ranked as one of the top three running backs in the country by most scouting services, Tyler led the area in rushing yardage (2,193) and touchdowns (39) last season as Oaks Christian captured its third consecutive CIF-Southern Section Division XI championship.

 

Tyler is the son of former NFL Pro Bowl selection Wendell Tyler, who starred at UCLA during the 1970s. But the Bruins were never high on the younger Tyler's list of options.

 

"That was the last school that started recruiting me," he said. "I liked UCLA growing up, but they didn't recruit me hard and I didn't want to go there anyway." USC coach Pete Carroll made a visit to Oaks Christian to watch Tyler practice before the start of his sophomore season.

 

"That was a big thing for me to have them look at me so young," Tyler said.

 

"And being around their campus and hanging out with the coaches and players, I felt comfortable. The intensity level is great over there. Anybody can go in there and compete, and that is what I like to do." Tyler went to USC on Monday to inform Carroll and the staff of his decision.

 

Carroll isn?t allowed to comment on Tyler until the future Trojan signs a letter of intent.

 

"They were really excited," Tyler said. "They just said that they liked me out of the backfield and as a power back. They don't look at me like a LenDale White type of back. They see me as a back that has a little more versatility and can catch the ball out of the backfield." With eight other potential Division I Oaks Christian recruits still weighing their decisions, keeping the players focused on the upcoming season is a big priority for coach Bill Redell.

 

"It's been kind of a juggling act, but let's put it this way, it's more fun than not having them," Redell said. "These kids have their heads on right. I would like to see them all commit before the summer is over, but I don't think their attitude will be 'I got mine, and I am going to coast through the season.' I think they want to try to finish with the best possible team." Tyler wrote a recent diary entry for ESPN.com, but having the network cameras come to Oaks Christian this afternoon for his announcement doesn?t thrill him much.

 

"I have been through this all, and it's not really exciting anymore," he said. ?It's kind of exciting, but at the same time it's kind of old."

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"I knew for a year I really wanted to go there." Hmmm? What was it I said about a week ago about Tyler?

 

Here it is again:

 

"BG Tom, that's the thing with this Tyler situation. He is just playing a game. A game (I might add) he is more than entitled to play. He's earned it. But, the funny thing is that too many Domer fans are so passionate that they refuse to see the obvious.

 

The kid lives with JC for who knows how long. Probably has had ND drilled into to him for the past 6 months (if not longer). Than he comes with JC to South Bend in the crosshairs of his monumental commitment to ND. Tyler gets treated like a king along with JC and is bombarded with propositions to come to play for ND. So, he owes ND a little respect in his mind.

 

Immediately after the trip to SB he is interviewed and as shell shocked as he is he tells a journalist, "I'm 70% set on attending ND." Certainly better (to ND fans) than to say 50/50. What he really meant was that he was 70/30 in favor of USC and probably didn't have the guts to come out and admit it given all he feels he owes JC and his family. Can you blame the kid?!

 

He let's the fire die down and decides to be honest with himself and all of us and changes his tune.

 

It is all very logical and understandable (and even acceptable) for a kid in his position to do what he did. I can almost guarantee that is what I would have done, especially at his age."

 

Like I've said before, understanding recruiting is about studying the psychology of it all, coaches, players, recruiting experts, etc.

 

I knew this was the deal with Tyler ever since the Clausen commitment in South Bend.

 

I want to personally that Marc for sticking to his guns and allowing us to obtain a better recruit at RB. This is a blessing in disguise boys and girls. You'll see!

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so where do we go from here?

 

Robert Hughes - bigger but still versatile back, he has been dying for an ND offer and likel would commit soon after being offered - 4 stars - 5.8

 

Armando Allen - speed back with decent size, he has an ND offer for a long time now, everyone seems to believe he is UF or UGA's to lose, but recently has said he also likes USC and ND - 4 stars - 6.0

 

Caleb King - not big, but a good all around back, ND has been after him for a while, however it sounds like he is Auburn's to lose - 4 stars - 6.1

 

Golden Tate- probably more of a wr/db than an rb, however, he could make for a good change of pace back, ND has not offered but rumor was one should be coming, 4 stars - 5.9

 

these four are probably are top 4 running back targets right now

 

my opinon is hughes and tate will end up being the two we land

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there is also darren evans and gerald jones

 

i personally think jones is more a wide reciever prospect, he has talked about playing rb

 

and we all know my disdain for evans but he is definitly on the radar not sure how far down the staff's list he is, but i guess we will find out

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Let me be the optimist for a moment. Someone has to, Blue has disappeared.

 

RB is the easiest position, IMO, to find quality at. there is a ton of depth at RB in the recruiting world. Often times, some of the better backs don't turn out to be that. Actually, if you look at the past classes and look over the top ranked RB's it is amazing how many of the top guys have really never been heard from again. Don't sweat the loss of our top guys this year. RB is not a priority this year but we still need to bring in 2+ top RB's per year. I think that should always be the case. Charlie will take care of the position.

 

Here are the top 25 ranked guys from the various years according to Rivals. I showed the RB's and all purpose backs separately. ( I probably should not have pasted it but it was too much work)

 

 

2002 RB Class:

 

Rivals100: Running backs Rivals100.com | last sorted on 9/7/2005

 

 

 

Name Pos. Rating Ht/Wt Hometown Schools

1 Ciatrick Fason RB 6-1/210 Jacksonville (FL) Fletcher Florida

 

2 Gerald Riggs Jr. RB 6-0/220 Chattanooga (TN) Red Bank Tennessee

 

3 Jerious Norwood RB 6-1/200 Brandon (MS) Mississippi State

 

4 DeShawn Wynn RB 6-0/215 Cincinnati (OH) Reading Florida

 

5 Selvin Young RB 6-0/195 Houston (TX) Jersey Village Texas

 

6 David Horne RB 6-0/195 Omaha (NE) Central Nebraska

 

7 Nick Turner RB 5-11/191 Atlanta (GA) Washington Mississippi State

 

8 Michael Cooper RB 6-0/215 Sylvania (GA) Screven County Georgia

 

9 Robert Merrill RB 5-11/200 San Antonio (TX) Taft Texas Christian

 

10 Thomas Clayton RB 6-0/197 Alexandria (VA) Mount Vernon Florida State

 

11 Randy Hill RB 6-1/200 Tempe (AZ) McClintock Arizona State

 

12 Reshard Dudley RB 5-10/208 Marianna (FL) Georgia

 

13 Brian Calhoun RB 5-11/190 Oak Creek (WI) Oak Creek Colorado

 

14 Wali Lundy RB 6-0/195 Willingboro (NJ) Holy Cross Virginia

 

15 Frederick Collins RB 6-0/180 La Quinta (CA) San Diego State

 

16 Tristan McClendon RB 6-0/219 Albermarle (NC) NC State

 

17 Pierre Rembert RB 6-1/200 Cudahy (WI) Michigan

 

18 Kenny Irons RB 5-11/190 Dacula (GA) South Carolina

 

19 Stevie Hicks RB 6-2/215 Omaha (NE) Creighton Prep Iowa State

 

20 Damien Rhodes RB 6-1/195 Manlius (NY) Fayetteville-Manilus Syracuse

 

21 Tre Smith RB 5-11/190 Venice (FL) Auburn

 

22 Jamal Pittman RB 6-2/225 Columbia (MS) Ole Miss

 

23 Kenny James RB 5-11/206 Dos Palos (CA) Dos Palos Washington

 

24 Marcus O'Keith RB 6-0/185 Harbor City (CA) Narbonne California

 

25 Nate Schiccatano RB 6-3/215 Catawissa (PA) Southern Columbia Notre Dame

 

 

2002 All Purpose backs class:

 

Rivals100: All-purpose backs Rivals100.com | last sorted on 2/5/2002

 

 

 

Name Pos. Rating Ht/Wt Hometown Schools

Donnie Anders RB 5-10/175 Salina (KS) Central Kansas State

 

Ryan Andrews RB 5-9/175 College Park (GA) Banneker list

 

Anthony Barnett RB 5-10/180 Dallas (TX) Carter Southern Methodist

 

William Blackmon RB 6-0/185 Warwick (RI) Bishop Hendricksen Boston College

 

Lorenzo Booker RB 5-11/178 Ventura (CA) St. Bonaventure Florida State

 

Curtis Brown RB 6-0/185 Lancaster (CA) Paraclete Brigham Young

 

Beau Carr RB 5-11/195 Spring (TX) Westfield Arizona

 

Duane Coleman RB 5-10/185 Naples (FL) Clemson

 

Delmus Coley RB 5-9/190 Virginia Beach (VA) Kellam list

 

Hershel Dennis RB 5-11/190 Long Beach (CA) Poly Southern Cal

 

Tyrone Diggs RB 5-10/180 Harrisburg (PA) list

 

Robbie DuBois RB 5-10/185 Mission Viejo (CA) Fresno State

 

Kareem Dutrieuille RB 5-9/195 Pittsburgh (PA) Woodland Hills list

 

Markis Facyson RB 5-9/173 Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Dillard Rutgers

 

Tony Franklin RB 5-11/175 Bedford (OH) Chanel Virginia

 

Greg Gold RB 5-10/190 Irving (TX) Oklahoma State

 

Skyler Green RB 5-9/192 Higgins (LA) LSU

 

Clint Haney RB 6-0/190 Sping Branch (TX) Smithson Valley Texas

 

Jaren Hayes RB 5-9/180 Lebanon (PA) Cedar Crest Michigan State

 

Darnell Hood RB 6-0/185 Harper Woods (MI) Gallagher Michigan

 

John "J.P." Humber RB 6-1/210 Lakeland (FL) George Jenkins Maryland

 

Adam Hurst RB 5-10/177 Mandeville (LA) Fontainebleau Southern Miss.

 

Mike Imoh RB 5-7/180 Fairfax (VA) Robinson Virginia Tech

 

Reggie Jefferson RB 5-11/170 Bay City (TX) list

 

John Johnson RB 6-0/185 Houston (TX) Sam Houston Arkansas

 

Michael Johnson RB 5-10/180 Newport News (VA) Heritage Virginia

 

Nainoa Kuna RB 6-0/195 Los Angeles (CA) Westchester list

 

Jerome Lewis RB 5-10/175 Carrollton (TX) Turner Kansas

 

Courtney Lewis RB 5-11/175 Houston (TX) Madison Texas A&M

 

Kellen Marshall RB 5-11/175 Las Vegas (NV) Cimmaron-Memorial Oregon State

 

Joel McClenney RB 5-10/196 Hertford (NC) Perquimans County list

 

Chris McDuffie RB 5-11/175 East Amherst (NY) Williamsville North High School Buffalo

 

Daniel McLemore RB 5-8/170 Duncanville (TX) Oklahoma State

 

Ra'Shawn Mosley RB 5-11/175 San Antonio (TX) Southwest Arizona

 

Glenn Ohaeri RB 5-9/194 San Bernardino (CA) Aquinas UCLA

 

Dominique Owens RB 5-10/185 Sugarland (TX) Kempner LSU

 

JoJo Parker RB 5-8/180 Portsmouth (OH) list

 

Erick Phillips RB 5-10/205 Hilliard (OH) Davidson West Virginia

 

Dedric Poole RB 5-9/184 Little Rock (AR) Central Arkansas

 

Greg Pruitt Jr. RB 5-8/195 Shaker Heights (OH) Minnesota

 

Nate Robinson RB 5-10/171 Seattle (WA) Rainier Beach Washington

 

Shelton Sampson RB 5-10/178 Tacoma (WA) Clover Park Washington

 

Jerramy Scott RB 5-10/175 Palm Beach Gardens (FL) William T. Dwyer Michigan State

 

Aaron Singh RB 5-11/192 Carlsbad (CA) Brigham Young

 

Torey Staten RB 5-9/170 D’Iberville (MS) D'Iberville list

 

Corey Taylor RB 6-0/200 Saint Louis (MO) University City Missouri

 

Justin Vincent RB 6-0/205 Lake Charles (LA) Barbe LSU

 

Jimtavis Walker RB 5-10/195 Statesboro (GA) Florida

 

Jawan Walker RB 5-10/180 Erie (PA) Cathedral Pittsburgh

 

D.J. Walker RB 6-0/170 Brevard (NC) North Carolina

 

Mario Whitney RB 6-0/190 Jackson (MO) Jackson Missouri

 

Dontavious Wilcox RB 6-0/200 Rockledge (FL) UCF

 

De'Angelo Williams RB 5-8/185 Wynne (AR) Memphis

 

Darnell Williams RB 5-10/175 Many (LA) list

 

Garrett Wolfe RB 5-8/180 Chicago (IL) Holy Cross Northern Illinois

 

 

 

 

2003 RBs

 

Rivals.com Running backs 2003 Rivals100.com | last sorted on 2/5/2003

 

 

 

Name Pos. Rating Ht/Wt Hometown Schools

1 Reggie Bush RB 6-0/180 San Diego (CA) Helix Southern Cal

 

2 Kregg Lumpkin RB 6-0/190 Stone Mountain (GA) Stephenson Georgia

 

3 Demetris Summers RB 6-1/200 Lexington (SC) South Carolina

 

4 Alley Broussard RB 6-1/228 Lafayette (LA) Acadiana LSU

 

5 Tyrone Moss RB 5-10/210 Pompano Beach (FL) Ely Miami-FL

 

6 Darrell Blackman RB 6-1/185 Williamsport (PA) Williamsport NC State

 

7 Lynell Hamilton RB 6-0/195 Stockton (CA) Edison San Diego St.

 

8 Chauncey Washington RB 6-1/210 South Torrance (CA) South Torrance Southern Cal

 

9 LenDale White RB 6-2/225 Littleton (CO) Chatfield Southern Cal

 

10 Barrington Edwards RB 6-1/210 Bowie (MD) Bowie LSU

 

11 Erik Hardeman RB 6-1/200 Pflugerville (TX) Texas

 

12 Jason Evans RB 6-1/190 Kennesaw (GA) Harrison Stanford

 

13 Cornell Johnson RB 6-1/210 Las Vegas (NV) Desert Pines list

 

14 Brian Dennison RB 5-11/194 Jacksonville (FL) Mandarin NC State

 

15 Jerome Jackson RB 6-0/195 Saginaw (MI) Saginaw Michigan

 

16 Skyler Thornton RB 6-0/195 LaGrange (GA) LaGrange Florida

 

17 Andre Callender RB 5-10/185 West Orange (NJ) Seton Hall Prep Boston College

 

18 Laurence Maroney RB 5-11/200 St. Louis (MO) Normandy Minnesota

 

19 Austin Scott RB 6-1/200 Allentown (PA) Parkland Penn State

 

20 Alan Abrams RB 6-0/195 Apopka (FL) Ole Miss

 

21 Derrick Williams RB 5-11/205 Bellflower (CA) St. John Bosco UCLA

 

22 Tashard Choice RB 6-1/200 Lovejoy (GA) Oklahoma

 

23 A.J. Johnson RB 6-0/225 Bolingbrook (IL) Iowa

 

24 Derrick Brown RB 5-11/195 Klein (TX) Oak Texas A&M

 

25 Durrell Moss RB 6-1/190 Orange (CA) Orange Washington

 

 

2003 All purpose backs

 

 

Rivals.com All-purpose backs 2003 Rivals100.com | last sorted on 2/5/2003

 

 

 

Name Pos. Rating Ht/Wt Hometown Schools

1 Maurice Drew RB 5-9/190 Concord (CA) De La Salle UCLA

 

2 Rashaun Grant RB 5-11/190 Tampa (FL) Jefferson Georgia Tech

 

3 David Marrero RB 5-10/190 Ft. Lauderdale (FL) St. Thomas Aquinas Stanford

 

4 Michael Turner RB 5-10/185 Fort Worth (TX) Dunbar Wisconsin

 

5 Albert Young RB 5-10/205 Moorestown (NJ) Iowa

 

6 Anton Campbell RB 6-0/183 O'Fallon (MO) Fort Zumwalt West Michigan

 

7 Marcus Cross RB 5-11/185 Houston (TX) Worthing list

 

8 Marcus Woods RB 5-8/180 Farmington Hills (MI) Harrison Missouri

 

9 Thomas Flowers RB 5-10/183 Mableton (GA) Pebblebrook Georgia

 

10 Kolby Smith RB 6-1/195 Tallahassee (FL) Rickards Louisville

 

11 Rodney Kinlaw RB 5-10/177 Goose Creek (SC) Stratford Penn State

 

12 Eric Packer RB 5-9/185 Camden (AL) Wilcox Central Alabama

 

13 Charles Burnley RB 6-0/180 Valencia (CA) Valencia Oregon State

 

14 Lorenzo Bursey RB 5-9/165 Long Beach (CA) Poly Washington St.

 

15 Reggie Davis RB 6-2/220 Tallahassee (FL) Godby NC State

 

16 Brenton Bolden RB 6-0/190 Houston (TX) Clear Creek Arizona

 

17 Andrew Alexander RB 5-10/165 Lawton (OK) Oklahoma State

 

18 Orlando Kane RB 5-9/170 Lawrence (NJ) Rutgers

 

19 Anthony Alridge RB 5-11/170 Denton (TX) Houston

 

20 Kenny Lewis RB 5-9/185 Danville (VA) GW-Danville Virginia Tech

 

21 Maurice Alexander RB 5-9/185 Southfield (MI) Minnesota

 

22 Dawan Woods RB 6-2/205 Jacksonville (FL) Fletcher Ole Miss

 

23 Freddie Stoglin RB 5-10/175 Brownwood (TX) Texas Christian

 

24 Tasmin Knockum RB 6-0/195 Baton Rouge (LA) Catholic Memphis

 

25 Antonio Gaines RB 5-8/170 Covington (TN) Tennessee

 

 

 

 

2004 RB Class

 

 

Rivals.com Running backs 2004 Rivals100.com | last sorted on 1/21/2004

 

 

Rivals.com ranks the running backs in the nation. Running backs are the traditional every down tailbacks.

 

 

Name RR Rating Ht/Wt Hometown Schools

1 Adrian Peterson 6.1 6-2/210 Palestine (TX) Oklahoma

 

2 Marshawn Lynch 6.0 5-11/195 Oakland (CA) Technical California

 

3 Bobby Washington 6.0 6-0/200 Miami (FL) Killian Miami-FL

 

4 Thomas Brown 6.0 5-10/185 Tucker (GA) Tucker Georgia

 

5 Charlie Jones 6.0 5-11/200 Homestead (FL) South Dade Miami-FL

 

6 D.J. Wolfe 6.0 5-11/180 Lawton (OK) Eisenhower Oklahoma

 

7 Jamaal Edwards 6.0 6-0/202 Greensboro (NC) Dudley Florida State

 

8 Tony Temple 5.9 5-10/192 Kansas City (MO) Rockhurst Missouri

 

9 Andrew Johnson 5.9 6-0/205 Pittsburgh (PA) North Hills Miami-FL

 

10 Andre Brown 5.9 6-1/210 Greenville (NC) Rose NC State

 

11 Markus Manson 5.8 6-0/190 Tuscaloosa (AL) Hillcrest Florida

 

12 George Bell 5.8 5-11/225 Fayetteville (NC) Jack Britt Virginia Tech

 

13 Tony Pittman 5.8 5-11/195 Akron (OH) Buchtel Ohio State

 

14 Kenny Wilson 5.8 6-2/215 Liberal (KS) Junior College

 

15 Max Martin 5.8 6-2/210 Madison (AL) Bob Jones Michigan

 

16 Justin Hoskins 5.7 5-11/190 Grand Rapids (MI) Creston Notre Dame

 

17 Brandon Jackson 5.7 6-0/220 Horn Lake (MS) Nebraska

 

18 Darius Walker 5.7 5-11/197 Buford (GA) Buford Notre Dame

 

19 Brandon Gunn 5.7 5-10/190 Omaha (NE) Central Iowa State

 

20 Anthony Heygood 5.7 6-2/210 Chester (PA) Cardinal O'Hara Purdue

 

21 Jamario Thomas 5.7 5-11/190 Longview (TX) Spring Hill North Texas

 

22 Walter Mendenhall 5.7 6-0/195 Niles (IL) West Illinois

 

23 Erik Haw 5.7 5-11/205 Columbus (OH) Independence Ohio State

 

24 Parrish Fisher 5.7 5-9/204 Richardson (TX) Pearce Kansas State

 

25 J.T. Diederichs 5.6 6-2/215 Seattle (WA) Ballard Washington St.

 

 

 

2004 All purpose backs class:

 

Rivals.com All-purpose backs 2004 Rivals100.com | last sorted on 1/13/2004

 

 

Rivals.com ranks the top all-purpose backs in the nation. All-purpose running backs are known for their pass catching just as much as their rushing.

 

 

Name RR Rating Ht/Wt Hometown Schools

1 Webster Patrick 5.9 5-8/200 Spring (TX) Westfield Iowa State

 

2 Terrell Jackson 5.8 5-9/190 Corona (CA) Centennial Oregon

 

3 Raymond Williams 5.8 5-11/185 Cleveland (OH) Benedictine West Virginia

 

4 Derron Thomas 5.7 6-0/185 Reserve (LA) East St. John Miami-FL

 

5 Ivory Williams 5.7 5-11/170 Beaumont (TX) Central Houston

 

6 Mike Hart 5.7 5-10/175 Syracuse (NY) Onondaga Central Michigan

 

7 Gary Green II 5.7 5-9/170 San Antonio (TX) Madison Kansas

 

8 Jerald Watson 5.6 5-11/205 Morgan City (LA) Central Catholic Auburn

 

9 Rafael Little 5.6 5-11/190 Anderson (SC) T.L. Hanna Kentucky

 

10 Joseph Doss 5.6 5-9/175 Memphis (TN) Melrose Memphis

 

11 Andrew Pearman 5.6 5-9/163 Charlotte (NC) Providence Hawaii

 

12 Curtis Brinkley 5.6 5-10/185 Philadelphia (PA) West Catholic Syracuse

 

13 Tyler Benoit 5.6 6-1/194 Lafayette (LA) Comeaux West Virginia

 

14 Ja'Kouri Williams 5.6 5-11/179 Plaquemine (LA) Tennessee

 

15 Le'Andre Matthews 5.6 5-8/185 Bakersfield (CA) East list

 

16 Hugh Charles 5.5 5-7/182 Keller (TX) Colorado

 

17 Patrick Gates 5.5 5-10/175 San Diego (CA) Marian Catholic San Diego St.

 

18 Korey Sutton 5.5 5-10/195 Texarkana (TX) Texas Arkansas

 

19 Ian Bell 5.5 5-10/190 Woodland Hills (CA) Taft Washington St.

 

20 Jamaal Floyd 5.5 5-11/185 Claremont (CA) Colorado State

 

21 Cedric Peerman 5.6 5-10/185 Naruna (VA) William Campbell Virginia

 

22 Arian Foster 5.5 6-1/208 San Diego (CA) Mission Bay Tennessee

 

23 Kory Sheets 5.5 5-11/192 Bloomfield (CT) Purdue

 

24 Lamar Lewis 5.5 5-9/188 Jacksonville (FL) Trinity Christian Florida State

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IrishKevin wrote "Wonder if JC will help him carry his stuff out to the garage, or will he have to move it all by himself?"

 

That my friend is a good question. Thanks Broke for the list, I totally agree w/ your thoughts on RBs. Honestly, I wish Marc the best at SC, hopefully he will see the field before his junior season. After reading his quotes it sounds like he was really peeved at UCLA for not making him their #1 priority for recruiting, giving me the impression that Marc craves the attention he can't really handle. It's probably been difficult for him to be in JC's shadow. I still think he will waver over the fall, but I feel less confident about him ending up at UCLA, I guess those family ties and legacy status don't always lead to anything.

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Wow! Just got done watching my first tape on Tyler and it wasnt by choice. I cant believe everyone was so up in arms about getting this kid. I saw nothing that impressed me and was amazed to see how often he was caught from behind. If marginal high school kids are catching him from behind that doesnt translate well to the college level. I saw nothing that would make me say wow we need this kid over King or Allen. Have fun being a fullback Tyler cause you already refused to play linebacker. I knew a kid who was recruited to play at Michigan State as a quarterback. His name was Sean Clayton. Big kid 6'4 230. Couldnt beat anyone out so they moved him to....GUARD!!!!!!!!!!!! Tyler would never have beaten out Aldridge! His best bet would have been to go to UCLA and at least see the field. What a dumb move!

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I agree about UCLA Tom, he sounded a little childish in some of the things he said there....saw nothing special in ND, he'll see it up front in 07 and 09. I saw that he was listed as the #2 LB in the country by Sporting News, maybe he should go that route.

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I wish Marc Tyler the best at USC. He feels comfy there, good for him.

 

You know, I just don't understand the harshness heaped on this guy though. Fine if you don't think he's all that... but he's gone.

 

Would we speak ill of the dead even if they were the :evil: ... I hope not.

 

And, Mr. Tyler doesn't even come close to reaching that loathesome standard; he's got to be a good guy (He IS JC's bud, and so by extension... he must have character, because we are the company that we keep, right?), he just didn't want ND.

 

As Charlie says, if you don't feel something special when you're on the campus... it's probably best you consider somewhere else. The words of a Weis man.

 

I think Marc made the best decision for him, and us. Go Irish!

 

Spread the love :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Hey no problem doing what you think is best for yourself, I think the negative stuff comes into his being so hot and cold. Seriously, he rips his dad's school because he wasn't their first target. He was 70% Irish lean, now saw nothing special. I don't wish any ill will towards him, I'm sure he's frustrated w/ recruiting, but he wasn't very respectful IMO in the way he talked about schools that showed HIM love. People still speak ill of the dead 1qa...heard anything nice about Ty Cobb or Hitler? I hear you, I hate that sour grapes stuff, but the up and downs of his recruitment is why he hasn't done so well on this board.

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Scotty, your point about going Marc Tyler going the route of LB is a good one. He will see nothing but special teams PT at USC. And to be honest, it would have ended up the same here in SB. I never saw what any of you guys saw in him. I don't care what Rivals and Scout rated him. He is an average RB. And that truth will play out as his career unfolds.

 

I wish the guy well. I have no beef with him. He went with his heart and that is what most of need to do.

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you win some you lose some, he obviously didn't get ND, when he says there was nothign special there, and if thats how he feels then he should be where he feels comfortable, additionally, its not that bad of loss, and i do wish him the best at USC

 

we are always going to win some and lose some, this is recruiting, kids have to go where they will be happy only 25 will be ND this year, and you can't hate all the rest for choosing somewhere else

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Ya know, with the O-line we have coming in this yr and in 07, along with the WR's and TE's we have, I really don't think we need a top 5 rb anyway. Don't get me wrong I would love to have one, but if we don't land one that's fine IMO. Darius is an excellent back and isn't considered one of the top backs in college at this time and I'm very pleased with his production.

 

Getting yards and putting up points is the least of our worries.

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