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When you’re talking about recruits that arrows are pointing up, Spencer Lytle would be the poster boy.
The linebacker from St. John Bosco in Bellflower, California is now up to 39 offers including two biggies this week from Clemson and Notre Dame.
Pittsburgh Sports Now has been reporting on Lytle since last year when Pat Narduzzi and Pitt were one of the first schools to offer this super talented prospect.
Tonight, PSN caught up with Lytle to talk to him about the run of offers he’s received and also asked him if Pitt is still a school that he’s considering.
“It has been pretty crazy! This is definitely humbling, but yes, I’m extremely excited about the offers,” said Lytle.
Considering he’s up to 39 offers including ones from California, Arizona State, Arizona, Duke, Louisville, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oregon, TCU, Texas A&M and UCLA, is this making his decision that much more difficult?
“It’s actually starting to get much clearer over the last month or so. I won’t get into naming a list or anything, but in my mind the choices are becoming clearer.”
The question Pitt fans want to know is do the Panthers still have a shot and are they continuing to recruit him?
“Pitt has never stopped communicating with me. They have been great about reaching out with three or four of the coaches contacting me including Coach Narduzzi. You always have to strongly consider the schools that recruited you early and never let up. Pitt 100% has never slowed down their recruiting of me,” said Lytle.
Considering Lytle is from California and with some of the big schools that are chasing him, most people think Pitt has very little chance of landing him, so I asked Lytle about that line of thinking.
“I’d say with all recruits, just let play out. Often fans are surprised by our choices.”
As far as upcoming trips, Lytle tells me that he’s currently working with his parents to come up with a list of schools and dates.