Lytle (6-4, 210) out of Servite High was offered by WSU this past fall. JaMarcus Shephard and Eric Mele are running the recruiting point for the Cougs and have been active with him on social media, Lytle said.
“I’ve been talking to the (inside) receivers coach and the special teams coach up at Wazzu -- I’ll probably try to get up there pretty soon,” said Lytle. “With Wazzu, we probably DM each other every day. They’ve been really good about that with me.”
WSU has known QB offers out to Chase Garbers, Tristan Gebbia, Lytle and Connor Neville. Three of the four have told CF.C they'll take unofficials to WSU this spring (see notable note at bottom of article).
Lytle said Washington State likes his combination of size and fast release, two things that don’t always go together.
“They said that (combination) was pretty hard to find and the thing that sets me apart from a lot of other quarterbacks in the country,” said Lytle.
Lytle said he remains wide open, and that’s significant because he very much wants to make his decision by the end of May, give or take a week or two.
He has nine offers including three from Pac-12 schools (WSU, Cal, OSU) and said there are also multiple schools he’s talking with who could offer by the end of the May evaluation period. He also plans on visiting a multitude of schools this spring,.
“I’ve loved some college towns I’ve visited, I’ve loved some big cities – and I really love Pullman, it has a good feel around it, a really close knit community,” said Lytle. “It’s one of those things where when you walk on campus, you get a really good feel about it.
"For me, distance really is not a factor. At the end of the day, I’m just going to go to the school that I like. My parents support me in that and they want me to go wherever I want to go, no matter how far away that might be.”
Campus feel and college life figure to play a big role in his verbal pledge.
“It’s not something that’s really tangible… it’s about whether you gel within that certain environment. Most all of the schools that have offered me, I’ve felt that … And absolutely, I think WSU could be a pretty great fit for me,” said Lytle.
--Garbers is set to unofficially visit WSU on April 5. Lytle and Gebbia are both planning trips but do not have set dates. Neville has unofficially visited WSU at least twice before but CF.C has been unable to reach him in recent days to ask about his spring schedule.
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