According to @Daygofootball a Twitter account that covers San Diego high school football, Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback commit, Tyler Buchner is transferring schools for his senior year.
5⭐️ QB Tyler Buchner is expected to enroll at Helix Charter for his Senior year.https://t.co/pQJgwvHfeO— San Diego Football (@Daygofootball) March 11, 2020
Buchner had been attending The Bishops School, but Helix plays against much tougher competition. If you’re wondering if there is any penalty against Tyler for this move, the answer is, “no.” Helix is a charter school and the CIF rules allow such a move without penalty.
Why would Buchner make such a move with a solid commitment to Notre Dame and plans to enroll early to compete for the starting job? It’s probably all about preparation. I don’t believe this is an ego thing where he’s trying to show the recruiting services that he is a legit 5-Star player. Buchner will be better prepared to compete for the starting job by playing against better competition. Freshman year has enough shock value to it, going from The Bishops to ND was going to be a little rough.
Perhaps an even bigger factor in this decision is that Buchner’s offensive coordinator at The Bishops, Danny Mitchell, is taking a job at Torrey Pines.
I am very excited to welcome @CoachD_Mitch to the Torrey Pines football Family he has agreed to join the Torrey Pines Falcons as our Offensive Coordinator. Wing T grind with an integrated modern passing game new conflicts will be created for defenses and its going to be a blast. pic.twitter.com/hook3CnMXw— Ron Gladnick (@rcg999) March 10, 2020
At the time of publishing, Tyler and his family have not yet confirmed this move publicly.
Helix Charter is the former high school of all-time Irish villain/nemesis Reggie Bush.