Scottsdale (Ariz.) Saguaro has some big-time players but literally none are bigger then four-star 2017 offensive lineman Kayden Lyles. Saguaro head coach Jason Mohns says that Kayden has brought a new aspect to his game that will make him even better.
"He has really improved his physicality," Mohns said. "He already has been a two year starter in our program and won two state championships and he has always been big and strong but he is just now really starting to apply that to the field."
"Kayden is a stud offensive linemen but people don't realize how good of a defensive player he is," Mohns said. "He is unblockable. That has been one of the biggest progressions in his game. He has great hands and feet, his first two steps are very quick. And when he puts his hands on guys it is just scary. He has bear paws for hands. Alabama came out here and watched him in Spring and said that if he came to their camp that they would offer him as a DT."
Mohns says that the 15-year old Lyles has increased his bench press to 330 pounds and squats 465 pounds. He was also recently named a team captain.
From a recruiting stand point, Lyles has 17 scholarship offers and hasn't narrowed his list down but a few schools have seemed to show more interest then others.
"He is really wide open," Mohns said. "He definitely has high interest in Wisconsin because his Dad played there and his brother is committed there. He has been out to Arizona State a few times and he and Corey Stephens plan to go to Camp Tontazona to watch them practice. He has a good relationship with the coaches at Oklahoma plus it helps that they were his first offer. He also is in open communication with USC, UCLA and Washington."
Lyles (6-3 300) and his Saguaro teammates kick off their 2015 season on August, 21st when they travel to Surprise (Ariz.) Valley Vista.