RECRUITING: Boulder CB fights cold on visit

CORNERBACK IS A position of focus this recruiting class for Washington State -- and a position where a talented rookie can earn early playing time. Lockdown CB Jamathan Ingram-Lyle tripped to Pullman last weekend, bad cold and all. The Boulder star talks about his official visit, where WSU stands and his recruiting plans over the next month.

Ingram-Lyle enjoyed his trip to Washington State this past weekend but not as much as he would have had he not been fighting an illness.

"It was good, I liked the game atmosphere," said the Boulder High cornerback. "But I was sick the whole time I was there so I couldn't really enjoy it too much."

Safety Cory Evans was Ingram-Lyle's player host on the visit.

"The people there are great," said Ingram-Lyle. "The players, I enjoyed talking to them. They're good people."

Ingram-Lyle also enjoyed spending time with defensive backs coach Ken Greene, defensive coordinator Robb Akey and head coach Bill Doba.

"Coach Greene, coach Akey, the head coach -- they were all good people," he said.

Ingram-Lyle had previously said he thoroughly enjoyed his Oregon visit. But although he was ill his entire time in Pullman, he said the WSU visit and Oregon visit were equal and that there are no changes in his final four with WSU, Oregon, Wisconsin and UW still deadlocked.

"They both were good in different ways," said Ingram-Lyle when asked to compare the Washington State and UO trips. "Everyone is still tied. I have to go on my other two visits before I make my decision."

Ingram-Lyle went on to say he felt comfortable in Pullman and could see himself at Washington State, echoing his previous comments on Oregon.

His senior season was curtailed by an MCL sprain. In the game he suffered the injury, Ingram-Lyle had seven tackles and about 280 yards of total offense in just over three quarters, including 96 and 86 yard kickoff returns for touchdowns and a 59 yard touchdown reception.

"I was having the game of my life," he said.

With Boulder's season concluded, Ingram-Lyle will increase his focus on the recruiting side of things. He now plans to trip to Washington December 2 and then Wisconsin on Dec 9.

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