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.
Happy to announce I be wearing a buffs uniform next year!!! #GoBuffs— Chance Lytle (@chanceLytle1998) October 27, 2015
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!
Image courtesy of Buff Stampede
Position: Offensive Tackle
Other Schools of Interest: North Texas, Rice (both offered), Baylor, TCU, Texas, UTSA (showed interest)
Status: Verbal with Colorado