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Chance Lytle has verbally committed to Colorado.

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Even with the Colorado Buffaloes win over Oregon State it has still been a very rough season for an offensive line that is lacking top end talent and has a dearth of quality depth. New verbal commitment, Chance Lytle, hopes to help change that next season when he heads to Boulder.

Lytle, an offensive from Churchill High School in San Antonio, committed this past weekend after visiting two Colorado camps over the summer.. He was lightly recruited coming into the summer, hence the lack of top end offers, but thoroughly impressed at a number of big time camps throughout Texas and elsewhere. This story from the Texas SB Nation site, Burnt Orange Nation, from the summer gives some really good insight into the type of athlete and individual that Lytle is.

I met Lytle four months ago when I talked to various athletes after they finished going through SPARQ testing stations at the Dallas Nike Combine, held on March 14 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Lytle passed the eyeball test with flying colors; he checked in at 6'6" and 265 pounds and posted a SPARQ score of 85.56, a very impressive figure for an O-lineman. Only two offensive linemen at the event posted higher scores, and his kneeling powerball toss of 43.5 feet was the third best mark out of the 2,100+ athletes who were tested that day.

Lytle is the eleventh verbal in the 2016 class and the seventh on offense.

Welcome aboard, Chance!

Chance Lytle
Akil Jones

Image courtesy of Buff Stampede

Position: Offensive Tackle 
Measurables: 6-7/291 lbs.
40 Yard Dash: N/A
High School: Churchill (San Antonio, Texas) High School

Rankings
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Rivals: No rating 
247Sports: No rating
Scout: No rating
ESPN: No rating

Other Schools of Interest: North Texas, Rice (both offered), Baylor, TCU, Texas, UTSA (showed interest)

Status: Verbal with Colorado

Notes: From Rivals: "Playing wise they said they were impressed with my speed and footwork for a guy my size. They like the way I work with my hands. The one-on-ones I did at the camps went very well. They saw me as a player they can really build into a very good college offensive tackle. But work ethic is what they really talked extensively about."