A.J. Lytton

No 3 CB A.J. Lytton visited Florida State, Maryland; SEC, Big Ten trips in works

Upper Marlboro (Md.) Wise's A.J. Lytton is high on Florida State, but other schools are also heavily involved.

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Nearly a year ago A.J. Lytton, the No. 24 players in the 2018 class, told Scout he loved Florida State, and a commitment seemed imminent.

However, the Upper Marlboro (Md.) Wise cornerback remains uncommitted. In the last few weeks the 5-foot-11, 168-pound Lytton added offers from Notre DameTennesseeUCLAOklahoma and West Virginia to go along with a plethora of previous offers from the likes of Penn StateMichiganGeorgiaClemson and Wisconsin.

In addition to the Florida State trip, Lytton made a recent visit to Maryland. He is planning trips to Alabama, Oklahoma, Georgia and Penn State in the coming months.

"His family is involved with him, so they are not going to make him rush and jump to anything," Wise coach DaLawn Parrish said. "He's enjoying the process but I think he will make a decision by the start of the football season."


Lytton made a trip to Florida State in late February, and it only enhanced his view of the Seminoles.

"When I asked him, he said he liked the coaches," Parrish said. "He likes the players. He likes the way their system is being run, the types of things they do. He likes the whole total program of it."

Throughout the recruiting process and as offers came in, Lytton remained low-key. And nothing changed for him when the Irish offered recently.

"He's a cool, calm guy," Parrish said. "He didn't say much. It wasn't like he was jumping out of his seat. I told him Notre Dame, and he said, 'ok.' "

Nearly all the schools high on Lytton's list are recruiting him to play cornerback, and others are trying to make headway by offering him the chance to play on both sides of the ball.

"The game comes naturally to him," Parrish said. "A lot of the schools tell him the same thing, he's a 'can't-miss recruit' because he can play three ways, -- offense, defense and special teams. When you get a kid like that, he can't miss because he can play all over the place.

"He's fluid, the game comes easy to him and he's fast. He can play all three phases of the game."

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