Running back Marc Tyler (6-0, 215, 4.5) from Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian just received another offer from a major school and he is very pleased. Tyler will be one of the most sought after players in the nation for the class of 2007 as he already has a very impressive list of colleges who have offered.
"I just received an offer from USC," Tyler said. "I called Pete Carroll and he offered me a scholarship. I'm pretty excited about it."
"Coach Carroll told me I could play either running back or linebacker," Tyler said. "I told him the position I play is running back."
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There is a very good reason why USC wants to get a jump on Tyler. He was his section's Co-CIF Player of the Year with good friend and teammate quarterback Jimmy Clausen (6-3, 215, 4.7). The talented duo of Tyler and Clausen were also Co-league Player of the Year. Tyler was named by Cal Hi Sports as the Golden State's junior Player of the Year.
Tyler ended up the season rushing for 2,196 yards and 39 rushing touchdowns. He is also an outstanding receiver out of the backfield catching 22 passes for 421 yards and six receiving touchdowns.
Besides USC, Tyler has bona fide offers from Arizona, Oregon, Oregon State, Alabama, LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Tennessee, Michigan, Notre Dame and Nebraska.
Tyler was just in Tennessee for the Vols junior day and once again was very impressed with the Knoxville.
For those who haven't heard, Tyler is the son of former UCLA and NFL great Wendell Tyler. Look for UCLA offer Tyler in the very near future.
Tyler doesn't have a favorite school at this time as he is going to experience the recruiting process.
In an earlier interview with Oaks Christian coach Bill Redell he had the following to say about his talented player.
"Before it is all said and done," Redell said. "Mark will be able to name his school. He will be one of those players who will get offers from everyone."
It's not even signing day and Redell is looking like a prophet.