Having the opportunity to go to the school where his dad played and where his family is from, Lyles decided that going back home and playing in the Big Ten was exactly where he wanted to be.
“I thought it was a great fit,” Lyles told BadgerNation. “I loved the coaching staff. They were awesome, loved the facilities, the atmosphere and just the feeling of coming back home to play.”
The 6-1, 215-pound signal caller is a legacy recruit with his dad, Kevin Lyles, playing in Madison from 1993-1996. The elder Lyles even played with former Badgers offensive lineman, and current offensive coordinator, Joe Rudolph, who was very excited with the news of him joining the fold.
“The coaches were excited,” said Lyles. “Coach Chryst jumped out of his chair to hug me and Coach Rudolph said he’s so pumped! That moment was exciting. I was so thrilled to tell everyone. I knew after I had made a great decision.”
After committing to Wisconsin, Lyles is embracing the moment of once again becoming a Wisconsinite.
“I’m at Mickies Dairy Bar right now,” said Lyles, with a laugh. “I am just thrilled to be a Badger.”