July 5, 2006

Tyus' father admits recruiting 'game' is tough

If there's a way to bite your lip while you're talking on the phone, Thomas Tyus, father of top-50 recruit Alex Tyus, may have done it Wednesday.

The elder Tyus told BuckeyeSports.com that his son was "disappointed" when he got a call last week on the eve of a scheduled visit to Ohio State telling him fellow high-profile recruit Evan Turner suddenly had beaten him to the punch and committed. After that, Mr. Tyus chose not to elaborate.

Now, Alex Tyus may completely re-open his recruiting.

Prior to naming his top two, Tyus had listed several major programs including Illinois and Memphis - who were in his top four - as well as big boys of the block Arizona, Kansas and Texas.

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