Name: Tyler Provo
Position: Tight End
Height: 6' 2"
Hometown: West Palm Beach, Fla.
High School: American Heritage School
2015 Stats: He played in two games last year against Rhode Island and Central Michigan on special teams.
2016 Projections: He is listed as the fourth-best tight end on the post-spring depth chart behind a trio of seniors in Cam McPherson, Kendall Moore, and Josh Parris, but he could see more time with the special teams unit this season, if he stays healthy.
How'd He Get Here?: Tyler turned down offers from Louisville, Boston College, Central Florida, and Florida International and had drawn interest from Oregon and Alabama. His older brother also happens to be Nick Provo, Syracuse's all-time leader in receptions by a tight end.
What'd Recruiting Sites Say?: Scout, ESPN, and Rivals all gave Tyler three stars. In addition, Rivals touted him as one of the top-five tight ends in his class.
Money Quote: The Provo brothers' father, Sam, on what sets Tyler apart from his older brother:
"He's an agressive kid. Tyler's a little meaner. He plays with some attitude.... He's more of a guy you throw the quick bubble (screen) to, and he's going to pick up the first down. He's going to get you the five or six yards you need."
Twitterfeed: He has an account, but, unfortunately, it's private. @ProvoTyler
Tweets of Wonder: If you haven't taken a listen, you might want to check out this podcast that Orange Fizz did with Tyler on National Signing Day back in 2013:
Listen to @BJ_Glash's conversation with Tyler Provo here: http://t.co/af5nArr9— Orange Fizz (@OrangeFizz) February 6, 2013
What Does Babers Think of Him?: He hasn't said anything yet, but he was limited during spring practices this year.
Interesting Nugget O' Interest: Tyler was recruited as a fullback and hybrid-back in addition to tight end, so you might say that he's a pretty versatile player.
Let's Get A Good Look Atcha: High school highlights from his fancy recruiting profile on Hudl: