Brecksville (Ohio) Broadview Heights defensive end Mike Tyler was content after finishing the spring evaluation period with more than a dozen scholarship offers, but there were three schools out there he specifically hoped to add to his list.
Last month, the 6-foot-5, 215-pound Tyler partook in camps at Duke, Northwestern and Stanford - three schools that meet the academic goals of the prospect who carries a 3.9 GPA and scored a 32 on the ACT.
"I'm hoping to get news from those [schools] coming up soon," Tyler said. "At all three I think I performed very well. According to all the coaches, I went up on their list after the camp visits."
Tyler did not pick up his first scholarship offer until the spring became, but his list soon became populated and now the Cleveland-area prospect has a host of options to consider.
"Most of the schools I have offers from I am pretty interested in," Tyler said. "I did eliminate a couple of the MAC schools and told them I wasn't interested.
"It's going to be a hard choice because I like a lot of the schools that have offered me. I want to get back out to some of the schools. Then, I also have to see what turns out with the camps."
BCS schools account for three of Tyler's offers, and the three-star prospect said Minnesota, Pitt and Syracuse are in strong contention for his services.
"Those are three of my high contenders," Tyler confirmed. "I keep in touch with all three and I'm excited to visit. I plan on maybe visiting Minnesota and Syracuse [this summer], but I don't have them scheduled yet."
Most schools are recruiting Tyler as a defensive end, including Stanford and Northwestern. Pittsburgh and Minnesota, however, see Tyler on the offensive side of the football in a tight end role, and he does not have a preference on position in college.