As the spring season concludes for the Wisconsin Badgers football team, another player has decided to enter the transfer portal.
Linebacker Spencer Lytle, a former four star recruit in the 2019 recruiting class, has entered his name into the portal. Lytle battled injuries throughout his time with Wisconsin and did not get to touch the field as much as anyone had hoped. The linebacker enters the portal as a red-shirt senior with two years of eligibility remaining.
Former Wisconsin Badgers Linebacker Looks For New Opportunities
With the spring season ending, many players across the NCAA have entered the transfer portal for the secondary window. From April 15th to April 30th, the NCAA opens the transfer portal and often during this time players move quickly. The window is open for a very short period of time, giving teams and recruits limited opportunities to meet.
During his time with the Badgers, Lytle played in 15 games and recorded seven tackles. Lytle has played both inside and outside as a linebacker but was originally recruited to play outside. The linebacker had recently tried to switch to the inside position in hopes of earning more playing time, however that was not the case. Lytle primarily played with the second and third squads during the short spring season.
Injuries are what really set back the talented linebacker as he missed nearly three seasons total due to wrist and hip issues. Now, Lytle is finally healthy and poised to make an impact with any program that offers him playing time. With two seasons of eligibility remaining as well, Lytle will be able to fully acclimate himself to his new school.
Out of high school, the former four-star recruit ranked as the 52nd overall player in California. Lytle also appeared as the 402nd overall recruit in the 2019 recruiting class according to the 247 Sports composite rankings. The linebacker had 43 major offers in high school, with Colorado, Clemson, and Notre Dame sitting in his final list of schools. Lytle eventually committed to the Wisconsin Badgers after being recruited by former defensive coordinator Jim Leonhard.
What is Next For Spencer Lytle?
With the portal closing in a week, teams will have to move fast to secure their last-minute transfers. Lytle is a talented linebacker and battled for playing time against other highly talented players. The exit from the Wisconsin program is nothing but positive as Lytle seeks to find the playing time he has worked hard for. As a graduate transfer, the next program will not only earn a talented player, but also an incredibly successful student and human being.
The Wisconsin Badgers wish nothing but the best for Lytle as he continues down his NCAA football journey.
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