Recruits visiting Pitt from places like Ohio, New Jersey or Maryland isn’t a major deal. However, a player coming all the way from California is pretty big and that’s exactly what happened today.
2019 athlete Spencer Lytle and his family traveled to Pittsburgh on Monday and yesterday they spent a big portion of the day on the South Side with the Pitt football program.
Lytle (6-foot-4, 215 pounds) is a tight end/linebacker from Servite High School in Anaheim, California. Due to some impressive workouts at summer camps, Lytle is on the radar of a lot of college programs. Currently, Lytle holds offers from Pitt, Colorado, Colorado State, Indiana, Army, UNLV, San Jose St, Utah State, Hawaii and Western Michigan.
This evening, Pittsburgh Sports Now spoke with Lytle about his first visit to Pittsburgh and it sounds like Pitt made quite an impression on him.
“Pitt is a great school and they play great football. I’ve had contact with Coach Salem through my brother getting recruited by him also. Something about the program made me want to come visit them and my parents wanted to come too so we made the trip out here,” said Lytle.
“The visit was more than I expected, it was just a great visit. Coach Junko showed us all around and he’s just a great guy. The Pitt campus was amazing, the football facilities were awesome and I had a great time meeting all the coaches and talking football with them.”
“I definitely felt comfortable throughout the entire visit. Some of the conversation was about football and some of it was about life in California and my family. We talked about what life would be like at Pitt and how I’d fit into their scheme.”
Lytle is a very talented player and after evaluating him, the Pitt coaches have flipped on where they see him playing in college.
“They started off wanting me on offense but after they saw me progress through 7-on-7 and offseason workouts, they now actually like me at both offense and defense.”
Lytle and his family wrapped up their day meeting the man in charge of Pitt football and like most recruits, he came away impressed.
“We spent about six and a half hours on the visit so we really got to see every part of campus. I also had the chance to sit-down with Coach Narduzzi for an hour and talked football with him,” said Lytle.
“He’s very energetic and just seems like a genuinely nice man.”
Being that he’s only a junior, Lytle has a lot more visits to make and no doubt will be approached and offered by many more programs. However, Pitt appears to be a school that will remain on his radar.
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