This weekend was Nate Lyles ‘ first-ever time in Charlottesville, Virginia, and he appears to have enjoyed it. The 6-1, 195 pound Hubbard High School (Chicago, IL) safety made an official visit to UVA this weekend.
Lyles, who made an official visit last weekend to Boston College, is one of the top remaining safety targets for the Cavaliers
“I think it was a good visit,” Lyles said. “I think it was the same type of visit Boston College was, only it was a lot more comfortable down there. And I had a chance to see a lot more of Virginia than I did BC. I’m not sure why I felt more comfortable…maybe just how it is down South. I liked it down there. The whole team seemed like they had great chemistry with each other. And it was a really good school. It was like I thought it would be.”
Lyles was hosted by red-shirt freshman cornerback Tony Franklin. He was able to learn more about the players as well as the coaches throughout the weekend.
“We did have a lot to talk about,” Lyles said. “I found out that everything was like I saw it to be. There are no secrets. The coaches are a good unit and they are honest with the players. You can really learn how the program is by talking to the players. They are really honest about how the program is in their eyes.”
The highlights of the weekend included spending time with the players as well as learning more about the subject he wants to major in…Psychology. An excellent student, Lyles carries a 3.8 GPA and has scored a 26 on the ACT.
“One highlight was talking to the Psychology professor,” Lyles said. “They talked to me about the program, the courses that I can take and a couple of courses that are offered. The other highlight was hanging around the players.”
Playing time is one important factor football-wise for the talented safety. Virginia has indicated he could compete for early playing time as a true freshman.
“Coach Groh talked to me about why they liked me,” Lyles said. “Coach Groh said he likes my aggression, my speed, and the fact that I like the game. He likes that I take care of business on and off the field.
“Virginia has told me I could compete early on [in my career].”
With visits to Virginia and Boston College complete, Lyles has scheduled visits to Iowa next weekend and Notre Dame on January 17th. He is toying with the idea of making an...
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