Wynford head football coach Travis Moyer knew he had something special in quarterback Tyler Brause, but the area of Ohio they reside in does not traditionally produce a lot of Division 1 talent. So, this off-season Coach Moyer has worked hard to get Brause's name and tape circulated and the response has been very strong.
"He's been offered by Stanford University," Coach Moyer reported. "Then, we've been in contact with North Carolina, Mississippi State, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Akron, Bowling Green, Toledo, Wake Forest, Georgia, Illinois, Duke, Northwestern and Boston College. I think a lot of those big time schools are very interested in seeing him in the spring.
"He's going to take some visits this spring to watch different spring practices. I think we'll definitely go down and look at Ohio State and get up to Michigan State. He's been to Cincinnati already for a Junior Day and he's been to Toledo for a Junior Day. He's really trying to go to the people who are showing interest in him the most."
With Stanford being the first program to step forward and put their official offer on the table, Brause wanted to make sure he saw what the Cardinal had to offer early in the process.
"He's planning on going to Stanford this weekend," Coach Moyer said. "He was very humbled and honored that they (offered) and we're very excited with Stanford. Obviously you start talking about the Pac-10 and not only the football there, but the high academics there is extremely exciting for him and his family."
Brause maintains a 4.0 GPA in the classroom, and he has also put up some impressive numbers on the football field. He completed 112 of 202 pass attempts this past season for 1,795 yards and 18 touchdowns and also rushed 123 times for 698 yards and 13 more scores. His junior season statistics and 4.68 40-yard dash speed attest to Brause's dual-threat abilities as a quarterback.
"I don't think there is any doubt about that and that's the one thing he has proven – that he can not only hurt you with his arm, but also with his legs," Coach Moyer remarked. "Teams will have to account for that and he definitely brings that presence of being able to hurt you with his feet and his arm."