"Tyler, just from talking to him, he's got that 'it' [factor] to him," Alkire said. "He's a confident kid but not a cocky kid. He's a leader, and the thing I think I like most about him is that most high school passers are dink and dunk. Tyler's offense is really predicated on making the vertical pass, stretching the field, hitting the seam routes and deep outs, having him read a defense and look off the safety. Tyler, in games, has really performed that well. On top of that, he's a pretty good athlete. He's not a kid who's going to take off and sprint 30 yards every carry. But he can buy time in the pocket and get himself out of trouble once in awhile. So I think a lot of it will depend on just how well he assimilates himself to Maryland's offense."