Tyler Lytle has arrived.
After the ups and downs of the recruiting process, Colorado’s 2017 three-star quarterback has officially landed in Boulder where he’ll join the Buffaloes as an early enrollee. Lytle took time away from packing his bags to answer a couple of questions for BuffStampede.com.
The 6-foot-4, 210-pound QB checked out Bloomington, Ind., during his recruitment, but ultimately decided CU was the place to be. Putting a wrap on recruiting is a relief for the Southern California product.
“Absolutely,” Lytle said when asked if it’s nice to be done with recruiting. “I can’t wait to get on campus and I know I made the right decision in deciding to be a Buffalo.”
There’s a sense of humbleness with CU’s incoming signal-caller. It’s easy to think that could have been lost during a stellar senior campaign that led to many accolades for Lytle. He accounted for nearly 3,000 yards of total offense and 26 total touchdowns, per Maxpreps, during Anaheim Servite’s 2016 run.
“I enjoyed the recruiting process the entire way through. At times it was a lot to handle, but I’m extremely blessed with the opportunities that were given to me,” Lytle continued.
Early bonds have been established among CU’s 2017 class. Hopefully that continuity shows on the field in the coming years. One dorm room on campus is about to house two of the Buffs’ highest touted recruits in quite some time.
“All of the early enrollees are pretty tight,” Lytle said.
“I’ve talked to Sam Noyer a bit and me and Shay [Fields] went to the same high school for a year. I’m rooming with Jake Moretti.”
The transition from the warmth of Las Angeles to the falling snowflakes of Boulder will take some getting used to for Lytle. He said he’ll miss the coastline of California once getting settled into land-locked Colorado.
“I’m definitely gonna miss driving by the beach on my way home every day, but I guess I have the mountains now!” Lytle said.
When Lytle crawls about of bed this week, he’ll open his eyes to those majestic mountains. The three-star knows there are hurdles to playing time and things he’ll need to improve upon in the offseason.
“I’m definitely going to learn the offense ASAP,” Lytle said of the next steps in his maturation as a quarterback. “And put on weight so that I’m as Pac-12 ready and can compete for the job.”
Colorado fans likely can’t wait to see what the three-star can do in the Buffs’ offensive scheme. Enrolling early is the first step for Lytle on his way to playing time.