Class of 2018
Top offers: Alabama, Clemson, Florida State
Defensive coordinator Mike Elko wants cornerbacks that can cover, first and foremost. A.J. Lytton holds up in that regard. Lytton is one of the most athletic prospects in the country regardless of position. Most programs sees Lytton as a defensive back at the next level. But there’s plenty of reason to believe he could be a slot receiver as well. Lytton has legitimate high end speed and the ability to take the top off a defense. He also pitches in on special teams as a returner. Frankly, Lytton is an athlete you recruit hard now then figure out how best to use later.
“Lytton is one of the most electrifying 2018 athletes in the DMV, although he projects as a defensive back in college. Regardless of position, the 4.47 40-yard-dash speedster is a sought-after recruit who should be able to impact a program soon after arriving on campus. Lytton has the rare ability to play either field corner or slot corner given his speed, size, instincts and athleticism.” — Dave Lomonico, Terrapin Times
Florida State looks like the heavy favorite. Clemson is also in the mix along with regional players Maryland and Penn State. Alabama recently offered. But general consensus has the Seminoles running out front right now.
Mike Elston, Todd Lyght
Four. Notre Dame needs to load up at cornerback after missing out last cycle with late defections by four-star prospects Paulson Adebo (Stanford) and Elijah Hicks (Cal). Four-star cornerback Kalon Gervin is already on board with a commitment. That’s a really positive start for Todd Lyght and crew in recruiting this position. Continuing to develop options is crucial moving forward. Lytton might be a long shot, but there’s too much talent to at not least make an attempt.
Kalon Gervin (commitment), Kyler Gordon, Houston Griffith, Bookie Radley-Hiles, D’Shawn Jamison