UW Makes Impression On 2017 Signal-Caller

Servite (Anaheim, Ca.) QB Tyler Lytle, one of the top 2017 quarterback prospects on the West Coast, talked with Dawgman.com about his visit to Montlake last weekend to take part in Washington's Rising Stars camp...

"It was awesome," Lytle said when asked about his camp experience at Washington this past weekend. "The individual coaching directly from coach (Jonathan) Smith was great. The talent at the camp was outstanding and to compete against some of the best was great.

"The receiver and defensive back talent out there was amongst the best. It was extremely organized so it allowed me to get a ton of reps.

"After camp, coach Smith took me and another player on a facility tour, followed by a campus tour with coach (D'Andre) Goodwin.

"The campus is one of the most beautiful I've seen with an outstanding business school. I also have a few family friends that already go to U-Dub."

The Husky coaches told Lytle they liked what he did and that they are high on him, but at this point they have yet to offer.

Lytle currently holds two offers and more schools are showing him the type of interest you would see in a quarterback who put up monster numbers as a sophomore. However, since he sat behind Oregon-bound Travis Waller the past two seasons, it's all based on his potential.

"A lot of schools want to get a look at me this summer and during the fall," Lytle noted. "Notre Dame, Alabama, Florida, BYU, Northwestern, ASU and Washington State have all been talking to me a lot.

"I've heading to camps at Alabama, Miami, Notre Dame for their Junior Day and Irish Invasion Camp and also Colorado State and then it's time to cut it and start to focus solely on the upcoming season and my teammates."

At just under 6'5" and weighing in at roughly 200 pounds, Lytle has the ideal size for the modern-day collegiate signal-caller. Then throw in that he's got outstanding speed and the ability to make plays with his legs and you are talking about a player with all of the tools necessary to be a difference-maker at the next level. Now he just needs to go out and prove he's worthy of the hype.

"A mobile pocket passer with speed that can extend plays or get yards when needed," Lytle noted. "I have a pass-first mentality though and that's a big thing I want to show this fall.

"I really appreciate the early offers, but I know a lot of schools just need to see me this season and then they can really see what I can do and what I have improved on."

We will have more on Lytle and his recruitment in the coming weeks and months as things really begin to heat up for what will likely be one of the top quarterback recruits on the West Coast in 2017.

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