Trip report: Jamathan Ingram-Lyle

One of the high school cornerbacks the Huskies are after this recruiting season is Boulder (Colorado) HS CB Jamathan Ingram-Lyle. He took in a visit to Montlake this weekend and spoke with about his visit and what lies ahead for him.

"Man I loved the visit," Ingram-Lyle said. "It was really good. I had a really good time. We saw the city. Rob Lewis, a tight end, showed me around the city. We hung out overnight. He showed us the dorms and what it is going to be like if we come there."

The coach heading up Ingram-Lyle's recruitment for the Huskies is tight ends/special teams coach Bob Simmons, but two other coaches also made themselves known to the playmaker from the Rocky Mountain State.

"I talked to coach Simmons and the DB coach (Steve) Wilks," Ingram-Lyle said. "I really liked (Wilks) a lot. I have already talked with coach Simmons a lot and I have a good relationship with him, but I had never met coach Wilks before. I could tell we would have a good working relationship if I went there.

"The highlight of the visit though was talking to coach (Tyrone) Willingham. I really respect him and think he is a good man. He cares about his players and wants the most out of them. I got to sit in his office and talk with him. We talked about me as a player, but more about what I want to study and what I want to do with my life. It went really well."

Even though he didn't make a commitment to Washington on his visit, the Husky coaching staff and players made a big impression on Ingram-Lyle.

"Right now I would have to put Washington right up there with Washington State," Ingram-Lyle said. "The visits were different, but equally good. Washington is in the city and Washington State is in a small town. I could see myself playing in both places.

"I'm headed to Wisconsin next weekend, on the 9th, and then I will sit down with my mom and make a decision," Ingram-Lyle said.

Simmons has already had an in-home visit with Ingram-Lyle and so has Washington State defensive coordinator Rob Akey.

"I'm sure coach Willingham will come down soon to visit, but we didn't set anything up," Ingram-Lyle said. "Wisconsin will probably schedule something before I decide too. We'll see what happens."

Ingram-Lyle said he may have a Christmas surprise for whoever he commits to and that he hopes to have a decision soon after his final visit, but more likely on Christmas Eve.

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