Kare’ Lyles talks Wisconsin, Russell Wilson comparison

Kare’ Lyles is a three-star 2016 quarterback commit for the Wisconsin Badgers. He has put together a very successful high school career and appears to be a potential piece of the Badgers’ long-term future.

During his 2014 season at Saguaro High School in Scottsdale, Arizona, Lyles completed 71 percent of his passes for 3,420 yards, 40 touchdowns and five interceptions. He finished the season with a quarterback rating of 145. It was an impressive season to say the least and that has the Badgers very excited about their future at quarterback.

At 6-foot-1 and 205 pounds, Lyles is being compared to former Wisconsin star Russell Wilson. Those are comparisons that he welcomes and hopes to live up to moving forward.

Lyles recently took the time for to speak with Campus Sports about his future and what we can expect moving forward.


First on the agenda was to talk about why he decided to commit to Wisconsin. Lylesdiscussed his main reasons for making the decision and how excited he is to get involved with the academics and football program at his new school.

“Main reasons were academics, athletics and knowing the tradition and history of UW were key factors,” Lyles said. “I also love coach Chryst’s coaching and how he molds successful quarterbacks; especially seeing Russell Wilson have that much success in the short amount of time when joining the Badgers in 2011.”

He went on to describe his game to fans who may not have been able to see much of his career to this point.

“I’m a true leader and have a professional mindset,” said Lyles. “The desire to overachieve my potential given to me is overwhelming. I can make every single throw on the field and can run when needed as well. I’m very calm under pressure.”

Talking about comparisons, he was more than happy to expound on why he agrees with the Wilson comparison.

“Russell Wilson. He’s a born leader with the drive to prove the doubters they were wrong,” Lyles said. “Also, my favorite quarterback of all time was Warren Moon. Just because he had the drive to prove everyone wrong, carried himself professional from a young age and he had the best arm in NFL history in my opinion.”

His dream is to take Wisconsin back to the glory days and to contend for a national championship win. Lyles may not be one of the highest ranked quarterbacks in the 2016 class, but his skill-set can certainly help them get to that point.

In closing, Lyles talked about what Wisconsin fans should be looking forward to and left a short message for the fan base.

“I approach every day with an opportunity to get better than I was yesterday,” Lyles said. “I’ll dedicate myself in doing anything and everything I possibly can in order to be successful. I want to become the best player and person I can be. Hopefully I can achieve the highest possible honors both individually and with my team as well. Be ready for me and On Wisconsin!”

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