Colorado CB down to three

Jamathan Ingram-Lyle is making a visit to Washington this weekend, will visit Wisconsin next

Jamathan Ingram-Lyle, a 5-foot-11, 170-pound class of 2006 cornerback prospect at Boulder (Colo.) High School, had been focused on four schools: Washington State, Wisconsin, Oregon and Washington.

Then, about two weeks ago, one of those suitors pulled out of the running.

"I had to mark Oregon off the list because they told me that they had another recruit commit to them, I guess another corner commit to them, and they wouldn't have room for me," Ingram-Lyle said in a telephone interview this week.

"I guess it's down to Washington, Washington State and Wisconsin now," he said.

Ingram-Lyle took an official visit to Oregon Sept. 24 and one to Washington State Nov. 5. This weekend he is making his official trip to Washington and he will visit Wisconsin officially Dec. 9.

"I'm pretty set on those," he said. "I might throw in a fifth recruiting visit to Colorado State, but I'm pretty set on those."

What does Ingram-Lyle like about Wisconsin?

"Wisconsin was one of the schools that was first recruiting me," he said. "They've shown the most dedication towards me as a player. They've shown they really want me… I can really fit in their program and they really want me in their program. And I think they think I can help them win a national title."

Wisconsin quarterbacks coach Jeff Horton, who has recruited Ingram-Lyle for the Badgers along with defensive backs coach Ron Lee, visited Boulder last week during the NCAA evaluation period.

Monday, Ingram-Lyle received a home visit from Washington State defensive coordinator Robb Akey and Tuesday Washington tight ends and special teams coach Bob Simmons visited Ingram-Lyle.

"I really like (the Cougars') defensive coordinator, coach Robert Akey," Ingram-Lyle said. "He's a real nice guy. He was over at my house for a recruiting visit… My whole family got along with him and he's just a really down to earth guy and I really liked him…

"That's the kind of coach I would want to have in college."

Ingram-Lyle said the meeting with Simmons was more business-like.

"He was just telling me what they were trying to do there," Ingram-Lyle said. "I guess you have to be more business-like in the position of where Washington is coming from. They're trying to rebuild their whole program. So it was very business-like. He told me what they're trying to do there and what it's going to be like and how (head coach Tyrone) Willingham is a no-nonsense-type coach. He's just telling me what to expect, how he expects all his players to graduate."

"I like Coach Willingham and how he wants athletes," Ingram-Lyle said. "He wants student-athletes, like real student-athletes, players who are there to get an education but are also there to win games and do it the right way."

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