Jamathan Ingram-Lyle Q&A

Boulder, Colo. cornerback/wide receiver/return specialist – prospect profile

Jamathan Ingram-Lyle, a 5-foot-11, 170-pound cornerback prospect from Boulder (Colo.) High School, verbally committed to the University of Wisconsin football program following a Dec. 9-11 official visit.

Ingram-Lyle has been a big-play athlete for Boulder, playing cornerback, wide receiver and as a return specialist. As a senior he was named all-Centennial League and honorable mention all-state by the Denver Post, while playing on a 2-8 Panther squad. According to the Boulder Daily Camera, Ingram-Lyle scored four touchdowns as a senior, including two on returns.

Ingram-Lyle chose the Badgers over Washington and Washington State. He is a three-star prospect and the No. 71 cornerback in the nation, according to Scout.com.

Ingram-Lyle has a 3.1 grade-point average.

Badger Nation: Do you have a major picked out for college?

Jamathan Ingram-Lyle: "History or education."

BN: Do you have a favorite memory from your official visit to Wisconsin?

J I-L: "Practice, just watching the practice. Watching the practices, watching up close and watching how fast it is. So that was my favorite memory."

BN: What are you most proud of from your high school career?

J I-L: "Sticking through it. … We didn't win much. I can't say that (we have) a state title. Just have to go with the individual awards that I've accomplished and what I've accomplished and what opportunities that I've set for myself. That's what I'm most proud of, is the goals that I've set and the goals that I accomplished."

BN: Did you have a favorite college team growing up?

J I-L: "Florida and Nebraska were my favorites."

BN: Why was that?

J I-L: "I mean, that was like when Florida had Danny Wuerffel and I can remember when they won the national title. I guess I mean I liked them because they… threw the ball. Nebraska was like more of my region and I didn't like CU. I didn't not like CU, I just chose Nebraska. I liked Nebraska because of their running style and all the big plays, you know."

BN: Did you have a favorite athlete or an athlete that you emulated?

J I-L: "Maybe Deion Sanders, maybe. When I was growing up, it was a lot of people. When I was younger playing little league football, I mean, sometimes it was Deion Sanders, sometime it was Barry Sanders. I mean, I don't know."

BN: When was the first time you picked up a football?

J I-L: "First time I did, that would be second grade."

BN: Do you remember the context? Was it a friend or neighbor or a family member that started you off in the sport?

J I-L: "Nobody got me into football for me. This was just totally me. I picked it up and ran with it."

BN: When did you first start playing organized football?

J I-L: "Around second grade."

BN: Was that little league, flag football kind of thing?

J I-L: "Flag was third grade, like spring, the spring of my third grade year and then I played tackle later, fourth grade."

BN: Do you anticipate redshirting your first year at UW?

J I-L: "I'm not anticipating anything. I mean, I don't know. If they want to redshirt me when I get there, I mean, I will. I'm not going in there talking about I'm too good to redshirt. Because when I get there I might find out, wow, it's a lot different and the speed, like I said, like the speed was a lot different when I went there to look at the practices. So I'll have to see how everything goes."

BN: What are your goals for yourself for your whole college career, for the whole four or five years you're up there?

J I-L: "Get a good degree. That's honestly my main goal. Then everything will take care of itself… Get a good college degree, win a national title and improve on my game, in every aspect of my game of football. So that's what I want to do in my college experience."

BN: Where do you think you'll be in 10 years or where do you hope to be in 10 years?

J I-L: "Successful, able to think for myself, I don't know. I guess be successful and independent. Be very independent and not having everybody doing things for me. Living on my own and do what I want to do to have the skills to be independent and successful."

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