Three-star safety Jeremy Tyler of Lithonia (Ga.) Martin Luther King claims nearly 20 scholarship offers. The 6- foot-1, 200-pounder notes that three of the programs are standing out from the group at this stage.
"I have offers from Akron, Ball State, Mississippi State, NC State, Rutgers, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Idaho State, Louisville, Marshall, Middle Tennessee, North Carolina, Northwestern, Purdue, South Alabama, South Carolina, FIU and UCF," he said. "So far, I've visited South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Middle Tennessee and UCF. I plan on visiting Ole Miss soon."
Tyler added that three teams stand out.
"Right now there are a handful of teams I really like," he said. "I'd say it is Vanderbilt, Ole Miss and Oklahoma State. There are more teams in the mix, but I don't know as much about them as I do these."
He went in-depth on the trio.
"I like the coaches at Vanderbilt," he said. "I seem to have a comfortable relationship with the coaches they have there and I love the campus. The environment looks real and I like the supporting cast for the team. It's a good football environment.
"I like Ole Miss because my teammates have offers from them and they like Ole Miss too. We could be a package deal if we went there.
"I like Oklahoma State because they are up and coming. They have a good football team and they are ranked. I like the offense they run. I haven't visited the campus yet, but the coaches are cool. I'll probably take an official to them."
With plans for several upcoming visits, Tyler discussed what he will be looking for in a school and program.
"Right now, what will help me decide is whether I feel comfortable in that environment," he said. "Are the academics up to par? Basically, I also just have to have a good vibe on campus. I want a good coaching staff to make me a better person in life. I want them to train me to go to the NFL. I want to be comfortable at it too."
Tyler registered 72 tackles, six interceptions, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries last season. He also posted 170 yards rushing and two scores as he earned all-region honors.
Tyler broke down his ability.
"My playmaking ability is what stands out about me," he said. "I think it's the way I attack the ball and my instincts. My IQ and vision for the game are good. That helps me a lot."