Cougs battle snow and ice to find their guy

ICY ROADS MADE for treacherous driving conditions around the Boulder area but that didn't keep Bill Doba and Robb Akey from making their appointed recruiting rounds. The intrepid twosome sat down with three star cornerback Jamathan Ingram-Lyle and his family for an evening in-home this week. Ingram-Lyle now has a final three of Washington State, Wisconsin and Washington.

The in-home with the Cougar head man cleared up any remaining questions.

"It went well," said Ingram-Lyle. "(Doba) came to meet my mom -- he said he wanted to meet my mom in person. She got all her questions answered."

Oregon is no longer in the picture, and his final three -- Washington State, Washington and Wisconsin -- remain deadlocked.

"Oregon is out -- one of the Oregon coaches called me and said they didn't think they'd have room for me anymore so I'm just dealing with the three," said Ingram-Lyle. "And they're all great schools. It's getting a little tough."

Ingram-Lyle heads to Wisconsin this weekend on what would appear to be his final official visit, having already tripped to Pullman and Seattle. Is Ingram-Lyle a small town guy or a big city kid?

"It doesn't matter," said Ingram-Lyle. "What matters are what kind of people are in the program."

DESPITE MISSING FOUR games this season with a slight sprain, Ingram-Lyle was named first league as a defensive back, and second team as a kick returner. He was also named all-county by The Daily Camera.

The book on Ingram-Lyle is he's an aggressive, lockdown corner with a knack for making the big play.

He ripped off a 55 yard interception return for a touchdown, 96 and 86-yard kickoff returns for scores, plus 49 and 59 yard yard TD catches and a 75-yard touchdown run this season.

In the game he was injured, Ingram-Lyle racked up 7 tackles and ran wild for 280 yards all-purpose yards in just a little over three quarters.

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