Wisconsin Signing Class Preview - Spencer Lytle

Wisconsin Signing Class Preview - Spencer Lytle

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Wisconsin Signing Class Preview - Spencer Lytle

MADISON, Wis – With the early signing period for high school football players beginning on December 19, Badgers Insider takes a closer look at the recruits expected to sign with the University of Wisconsin.

In this edition, we examine Bellflower (CA) St. John Bosco outside linebacker Spencer Lytle.

Senior Season

After recording 77 total tackles, seven tackles for loss and three sacks last fall for Servite High School in Anaheim, Lytle transferred to Bosco and had a tremendous senior season. He finished leading the league with 108 tackles (52 solos), 12 tackles for loss and seven sacks. The Braves went 13-1 overall, losing only to Mater Dei in the playoffs.

“I definitely became a better player by moving to St John Bosco,” Lytle said. “To practice against teammates who are all going on to play D1 football was incredible. When our ones line up against our ones, all 22 players have scholarships to play D1 football. Our league is also a tough league filled with next level talent.”

Skill Set

At 6-3 and 215 pounds, Lytle’s film shows him playing exceptional downhill, allowing him to bring a “controlled chaos” and pressure off the edge. Lytle looks like he’s constantly in attack mode. He plays well in space due to his ability to move sideline to sideline well, taking good pursuit angles and finishing tackles with his ability to wrap up. He is equally good in pass coverage and run coverage with his ability to cover, read and react, showing exceptional straight-line speed for a linebacker, allowing him to stick with receivers down the field in man coverage.

A kid that plays fast, physical and doesn’t shy away from contact, Lytle played in a 3-4 scheme in high school, which will certainly help as he transitions to Wisconsin. He’s a prototypical UW linebacker.

“I really worked on speed, strength and my ability to cover receivers and TEs,” Lytle said of his offseason. “Worked on my hands and coming off the edge. I’m pretty much working now five days a week doing the same to prepare myself to compete this spring and next season.”

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