No. 5 CB A.J. Lytton talks about the SEC, ACC, Big Ten schools and official visits

CLIFTON, Va. -- Scout's No. 24 prospect, A.J. Lytton, talks about his top five and official visit destinations.

Cornerback A.J. Lytton, the No 24 prospect in the 2018 class, recently released a top five, and he told Scout during The Opening Regional at Centreville High those were the five official visits he planned to make.

Florida State, which is Lytton's dream school, AlabamaClemsonMaryland and Penn State are the five schools.

"Those five are schools I want to get to, that I'm cracking down on and really paying attention to, but I'm still looking around," said Lytton, the No. 5 corernback in the nation. "Those five stick out to me right now. ...Those most likely will be my official visits."

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Lytton will make his first trip to Clemson on Wednesday, which makes for an interesting juxtaposition.

He knows very little about the Tigers, and it comes on the heels of another visit he made to nearby Maryland. He took in the Terps' spring game Saturday, and is a frequent visitor to the school.

Also, Maryland is pushing the DMV (Washington, D.C., Maryland, Northern Virginia) moniker. Prospects are buying in, and Lytton is noticing.

"It was great. The team is improving," he said. "The team got two big commits (locals Austin Fontaine and Evan Gregory) and they're trying to get the train ready for the DMV to the UMD.

"I spent more time with the coaching staff and looking around the campus, even though it was a little rainy. I really enjoyed the spring game."

Lytton knows the defensive back history at Alabama, and seeing former Maryland high school prospect Trevon Diggs perform well is encouraging.

"Alabama is one of the top programs in the NCAA," Lytton said. "I have to get down there. I heard it's hot down there. I have to look around the campus and see what is in Tuscaloosa.

"They have good DBs, but they're also know for linebackers, defensive tackles. They're known for everything. It's Alabama, with one of the great coaches with Nick Saban. You're going to get good coaching down there."

Penn State remains in consistent contact with Lytton, and continue to make him a priority.

He was set to travel to Saturday's spring game, but transportation was an issue.

"I stay in contact with (safety) Marcus Allen," Lytton said. "We'll be Face-timing. He is like, 'You have to get up here. Your have to get up here. The coaches really like you. They are talking about you all the time.' I was supposed to go to the spring game, but I had a ride there, but not one back."

The mid-week trip to Clemson has Lytton excited.

"I have to get to know the coaches, get to know the campus a little bit," Lytton said. "I think I'm going to love it. My coach said it is real nice up there."

Meanwhile, there is ever-present Florida State.

"Dream school," Lytton said. "I'm still looking around at other schools. I'm only 17. I'm just trying to enjoy things."


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