Solid offensive and defensive player who could move into a starting role at third base in his first season at SDSU ... Played summer ball for San Gabriel Valley Arsenal ... Member of the Arsenal team that advanced to the quarterfinals of the World Wood Bat Association World (WWBA) Championships in October 2011 ... Prior to his senior year of prep ball was selected to the Rawlings/Perfect Game California Region All High School Senior Second Team.
A four-year varsity letterwinner at South Hills High School in Covina, Calif. ... Coached there by Kevin Smith ... Played both first and third base ... A two-time first-team all-Sierra League honoree and was named the league MVP as a senior ... First-team all-CIF honoree ... A second-team Cal-Hi Sports all-state infielder ... As a junior as was first-team all-league selection and was chosen second-team all-CIF ... An all-San Antonio Leaguer honoree as a freshman and sophomore ... Was the Freshman State Player of the Year in 2009 ... Named a Perfect Game USA 1st Team Preseason HS Underclassmen All American in both 2010 and 2011 ... Played for the South Hills HS football team during the 2009 and 2011 seasons.
Tyler L. France was born July 13, 1994, in Downey, Calif. ... Son of Larry and Diane France ... Cousin, George Snyder, was a pitcher at San Diego State during the 2008 and 209 seasons ... Was also recruited by the University of San Diego ... Career plans in pro baseball ... A criminal justice major at San Diego State.