The 2019 recruiting class for the Texas Longhorns might not be finished, as Iowa Western offensive tackle Willie Tyler received his long-awaited offer on Thursday:
Blessed to recieve my 6th offer from— Willie Tyler III™️ (@TheWillieTyler) February 28, 2019
THE University Of Texas at Austin!#HookEm pic.twitter.com/qo7H4surDS
The 6’7, 330-pounder has been on the Longhorns radar for some time and took an official visit to Austin in mid-February as the staff hosted graduate transfer offensive guard RJ Proctor and numerous high school prospects for a Junior Day.
In recent weeks, Tyler has seen his recruitment take off — since visiting Texas, he’s received offers from West Virginia and SMU. Louisiana Tech has also offered. Tyler plans on visiting Morgantown this weekend, but it’s possible that he’ll shut down his recruitment before then, as two 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions were cast in favor of the Longhorns in the immediate aftermath of his Texas offer.
Originally from Wisconsin, Tyler was a full qualifier out of high school, but opted to attend junior college. So he’s a May graduate who will have four years to play three seasons of college football.
Tyler is not ranked by the recruiting services.