Syracuse, New York. – Willie Tyler, a sophomore red shirt offensive lineman, will move from Texas to play soccer at Syracuse University, he announced Thursday.
Tyler, a 6-foot-7, 335-pound lineman, decided not to participate in the 2020 season because of the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.
As a senior at Racine Lutheran, Wisconsin, Tyler recorded 45 tackles (23 solo), 11 tackles against loss, 2.5 sacks, three blocked kicks and two interceptions as a defender in 2016. He received three stars that he got from high school, according to 247Sports.
Tyler previously told Syracuse.com that he had decided to move from Texas because he was looking for a way to make a difference somewhere. He has three years of eligibility.
Tyler will join an offensive line from Orange that includes Matthew Bergeron, Chris Bleich, Dakota Davis, Josh Ilaoa, Mark Petry, Airon Servais, Darius Tisdale and Carlos Vettorello.
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