Tyler Boston, Amelia High School football standout, has signed a collegiate letter-of-intent to continue his education and football career at the College of Mount Saint Joseph, Cincinnati. His major will be studying in the field of sports management.
Boston is another generation of athletic talent from this family. His father, Chuck, was a star at Batavia High School and his uncles, Bill and Jason, were standouts at Glen Este High School.
Tyler, 6-foot, 2-inches, 190-pounds, is a three-year letterman in football and also lettered in track and field. He played one season of basketball, too. The Fort Ancient Valley Conference Cardinal Division football all-star owns a school record with his 86-yard kickoff return that he made his senior year versus Wilmington High School on the Hurricanes’ turf. The run back broke a record established in 1964 by another Amelia football great, the late Mike Knox.
“Tyler is an excellent athlete. He led by example on and off the field and was a hard worker,” said Amelia head football coach Rob Kiefer.
In addition to his record-setting kickoff return for a touchdown, another highlight of his prep sports career occurred the last game of his junior year of football when "we beat Walnut Hills at home and broke our losing streak."
He chose playing football at Mt. St. Joe because "my cornerback coach Tim Allen came from there and he recommended the school and he showed me around there and I liked it."
"Coach Kiefer talked me into playing football and supported me," said Boston in expressing thanks to prominent people in his sports life. "My parents (Chuck and Michelle) always supported me in everything."
"He made an excellent choice, academically, and chose a good football program. I like the fact that he's closer to home so I can see his games," said Tyler's dad.
"I think he'll be happy and successful there and this is what is important," said Tyler's mom.
"We feel fortunate to get another outstanding player from Clermont County and the east side of the city," said Rod Huber, outstanding head football coach at Mt. St. Joe, himself a former Clermont County stellar athlete and still county resident (Amelia). He graduated from Glen Este High School in 1979.
"Tyler is tall, rangy, and a good runner. With his versatility and strength and size he can grow into a free safety and an outside linebacker...He is a great student, too."