Irish target Cali QB

Notre Dame hosted junior quarterback Tyler Lytle for the Irish Invasion. The three-star has a multitude of Irish connections and plans to return this fall.

Notre Dame first expressed interest in junior quarterback Tyler Lytle last spring. The Anaheim (Calif.) Servite product was invited to the Irish Invasion, and the three-star made the trip in June.

“I really felt that I was one of the top guys at Irish Invasion,” Lytle said. “The coaches felt that way, too. Coach (Mike) Sanford says I throw the ball well and I have good footwork. We play both the spread and pro offense at my school, so I consider myself a pocket passer that can make plays with my feet.”

Lytle has offers from Colorado State and Miami, and he reports interest from Florida, Michigan and Washington in addition to Notre Dame.

“From an academic standpoint, Notre Dame is obviously one of the best in the country,” Lytle said. “Athletically, it’s the same. That mix is impressive and makes Notre Dame very enticing.”

Lytle is former teammates with Notre Dame freshman wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown. Both of St. Brown’s younger brothers hold Notre Dame offers and attended Servite until their off-season transfers to Mater Dei.

Servite also produced former Irish tight end Troy Niklas.

“Servite loves Notre Dame,” Lytle said. “Plus, I definitely have a lot of ties to the school. Our offensive coordinator (Oscar McBride) played tight end at Notre Dame, and my Pop Warner football coach was [former Notre Dame quarterback] Rick Mirer.”

Lytle is expecting Notre Dame associate head coach Mike Denbrock to attend one of his games this fall. The 6-foot-5, 200-pound quarterback also hopes to make a return visit to Notre Dame for an Irish home game.

“I know I want to visit Notre Dame for a game this year,” Lytle said. “I have to figure out my schedule and see if I can go on a bye weekend or something.

A spring commitment is in the works for Lytle.

“I have a few favorites, but I’m not ready to release them yet. I don’t have a timetable for anything other than I want to commit in the spring.”


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