May 2, 2011

Michigan LB excited about offer

Michigan linebacker Jamal Lyles is off to a good start in the recruiting process with a handful of early scholarship offers to his name. The latest came just this past week as the 6-foot-3, 215-pound Lyles picked up an offer from the Iowa Hawkeyes after their coaching staff paid a visit to Southfield-Lathrup High School on Thursday.

Along with the Hawkeyes, Lyle's offer list currently includes Illinois, Cincinnati, Toledo, and Western Michigan.

On the football field, the Class of 2012 prospect is a versatile player who finished with 90 tackles, including 11 tackles for loss, as a junior last season. He also caught 13 passes for 350 yards on offense, but most college coaches think his future is on the defensive side of the ball.

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