With the start of spring football practice on Sunday, head coach Paul Chryst received a commitment for next year's class from a strong-armed quarterback.
Scottsdale, Ariz. (Saguaro) quarterback Kare' Lyles committed Sunday to the Badgers. The 6'1, 215-pound son of former Badgers tight end Kevin Lyles, who used to live in the Madison area earlier in his life before moving to Arizona, formally declared on Twitter his intentions to play for Wisconsin after receiving the offer last week.
Looking at Lyles' Hudl tape, his strong arm and quick release pop out at you. The highlights show he primarily has worked out of the shotgun and pistol formations -- a situation similar to current Badgers quarterback and early enrollee Austin Kafentzis. Lyles rarely looked to under-throw a receiver, normally hitting his target in stride.
Per MaxPreps.com, Lyles threw for 3.420 yards and 40 touchdowns with only five interceptions his junior year. The three-star recruit by 247Sports' composite rankings also completed 71.1 percent of his passes in 2014.
Congratulations already has come rolling in from the other verbal commit from the class of 2016, New London, N.C. (North Stanly) running back Antonio Williams: