Scottsdale (AZ.) Saguaro offensive guard Kayden Lyles is already one of the top prospects on the West Coast and he only is a sophomore. The mammoth offensive lineman has racked up a number up offers and saw his total rise after landing another one last week, this time from the Wolverines and offensive coordinator Tim Drevno.
“So I went down to my coach’s office with Byron (Murphy),” Lyles told Scout. “It was the offensive coordinator (in the office) and my coach said that it was (off limits) to talk, so he said he will tell us what they talked about. Ten minutes later me and Byron got a text saying that we had offers. I was really excited because I’ve always liked Michigan and would definitely want to visit them when I have the chance to.”
The 6-3, 300-pound Lyles sits as an early four-star recruit by Scout and has piqued the interest of some of the nation’s elite coaches. After receiving his Wolverine offer, he definitely is eager to getting to know and establishing a bond with their new headman, Jim Harbaugh.
“I always liked Michigan’s tradition and especially now that Coach Harbaugh is there,” said Lyles. “I think it’s cool he’s back at his own college and coaching at the college level. I never met him, but I am sure that he’s a great coach. I think it would be great to play for someone like that, but still would like to meet him.”
Despite the handful of offers, Lyles is slowly working on cutting down his list of suitors knowing what he is looking for in that ideal school. But is still not ready to release his leaderboard quite yet.
“I have been narrowing things down, but have only talked to my parents and brother about it,” said Lyles. “Things change so I don’t to want to automatically put my top list out. I’m looking for a school with tradition, feel of the school, (and) a good family with the team and education.”