Torry McTyer, the son of former BYU/NFL defensive back Tim McTyer, is now re-evaluating his options after learning that the commitment he made to Cal last October is no longer being honored. The news coming just weeks before signing day.
McTyer, was told by the new Cal coaching staff that they were concerned that he may not qualify academically, though his GPA and test scores are currently well above the minimum requirements. His current semester GPA is reported at 3.7. It is also speculated that Cal needed to make room on their roster for recent BYU LB decommit Johnny Ragin.
Shortly after receiving the news from Cal, McTyer, the 6'1'' 176 lb. WR/DB combo from Los Angeles began receiving attention from other division 1 schools. Wyoming has been all over the California speedster and he will be visiting their campus in Laramie later this evening.
So is BYU in the mix for McTyer?
Tim McTyer, has been in contact with BYU and is set to return to Provo in the coming months to get ready to start school and finish his degree.
"When I left for the NFL after the 1996 season, I only had 12 credits remaining and the school told me that they would make accommodations for me to come back and finish up my degree."
Tim McTyer, who holds a Master of Science degree in Physical Education made the decision to return to school long before he learned that Cal had withdrawn his sons' offer.
"I can't think of a more gratifying thought than to go to class next fall with my son at BYU and watch him play on the same field I played on," McTyer said.
Tim has been in contact with former teammate Chad Lewis and Mark Atuaia about his return to the school. He has not, however, talked to them since his son became available.
"I think, if anything, I'd like to just see him have a chance to sit and talk with Coach Mendenhall. When I look at 2012, BYU's defense was better than Cal's, and thats not out of disrespect to the Bears, they (BYU) were better than almost anybody last year. My son would be coached by one of the best defensive minds in the game - could I ask for more? I'd love it."
Tim also said that he would love to show his son how to have a great time in Provo.
"Some of the best times of my life were on that campus. I remember I was skeptical coming from Los Angeles to Utah, but I had a great time in that little town and made some life-long friends. I loved everything about it; except the snow," McTyer joked.
McTyer has been coaching high school football for several years now; could a BYU coaching stint be in the works?''
"No, that's not really my intent in heading down there - right now, the plan is to go to BYU to finish what I started - anything else would be a bonus," McTyer said.
Note-This is an article wrriten by BYU insider Jonathan T. Huckvale. You can find him on twitter @JTrainBYU