The Opening: Tyler Lancaster

National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Jul 11, 2012

The Plainfield East (Ill.) offensive lineman represented Northwestern well in Oregon.

On a national level, there were not many people who knew about Tyler Lancaster coming into The Opening. By the end of the event, the Northwestern commit's name was being mentioned with the top performers from the camp and he was happy to go against the nation's best.

"I like it," Lancaster admitted. "It give me a look at what I'll face at the next level, how to improve on my mistakes, and it's made me better so far."

Lancaster committed right after receiving his Northwestern offer, and he says it was not that tough of a decision.

"It's great. I love the family there. It's a lot of pressure off, so I can focus on high school and my senior year. The coaches were family oriented and I really love those guys. It's an hour away from home so the distance is real nice, I can visit home whenever I want. The academics are top notch, and it's a Big Ten school, and I've liked them for awhile."

Lancaster could play center or guard if he stays on offense, where he worked at The Opening, but also said that the Wildcats may start him on defense, which would be fine by him.

"I'll play wherever they want to put me. I'm up for the challenge."

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