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2019 OLB Spencer Lytle signs with Wisconsin

Wisconsin got the pledge from Lytle over 40 plus other offers.

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2019 OLB Spencer Lytle

Position Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Ranking
Position Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Ranking
OLB 6'3 215 St. John Bosco (Redondo Beach, Calif.) Three-Star; No. 23 OLB

Enrolling early at UW, Spencer Lytle could end up being a difference making performer in Madison.

Lytle, the first true 3-4 outside linebacker the Badgers have successfully lured to Wisconsin, is in a position to where he can contribute early in an outside linebacker position lacking playmakers.

Lytle’s pedigree coming from a national power in California should prepare him well for the college game, both from a physical standpoint, as well as a mental perspective as well.


247Sports (composite): Three stars; Grade: .8850; No. 449 player. No. 23 OLB; No. 58 CA

247Sports: Three stars; Grade 88; No. 480 player; No. 29 OLB; No. 68 CA

ESPN: Three stars; Grade: 78; No. 48 OLB; No. 96 Regional; No. 67 CA

Rivals: Four stars; 5.8 rating; No. 16 OLB; No. 39 CA

Verbally committed on August 4, 2018

Lytle picked the Badgers over 40 plus other offers, in what was essentially down to Wisconsin and Clemson. Getting a player from St. John Bosco is a big move for Wisconsin, who looks to continue to recruit the west coast.

According to 247Sports, Lytle held offers from Wisconsin, Auburn, Clemson, Iowa, Colorado, Arizona, Arizona State, Boston College, Cal, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Vanderbilt, among others.

He told B5Q on Monday that he would enroll early at Wisconsin and will room with quarterback Graham Mertz.

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High School: Four-star recruit by Rivals … three-star recruit by 247 Sports and ESPN … helped lead St. John Bosco to CIF Southern Section Division 1 title game as a senior, recording 108 tackles, 12 TFLs and 7 sacks … 2018 Butkus Award high school watch list … All-Trinity League selection as a junior and senior … named a top-100 player in California as a junior and senior by Cal-Hi Sports … finished junior season with 77 tackles, 7 TFLs and 3 sacks … four-year honor roll student … National Honor Society … coach was Jason Negro

Personal: Parents are Mike and Deana Lytle … father played safety at Hawai’i … brother Tyler plays quarterback at Colorado