Quarterback Karé Lyles came to the University of Wisconsin as one of the first targets of the Paul Chryst era. He also came with gaudy high school stats and plenty of hardware at the high school level.
However, since his arrival two offseason’s ago he has struggled to gain traction in the quarterback room for the Badgers.
On Friday night, Lyles announced his intention to transfer from the program via his Twitter account.
Thank you UW for the memories, but it’s time to focus on a new chapter and a new beginning. The best is yet to come! Just a kid with a dream, and I didn’t come this far just to come this far. It’s time to work!
— Karé Lyles (@klyles9) April 21, 2018
Lyles never appeared in a game for the Badgers, sitting out the 2016 season as a redshirt following shoulder surgery in the spring and being No. 3 on the depth chart this past season.
The move may surprise some, but as Spring football ended the quarterback rotation seemed to indicate that Lyles was going to be buried on the depth chart.
Not only was there entrenched starter Alex Hornibrook and intriguing sophomore Jack Coan, but former Kimberly star Danny Vanden Boom to contend with.
In fact, Vanden Boom had such a big spring that some around the program believe he could be in the mix for playing time at some point in his career. There is also incoming freshman Chase Wolf to contend with and you begin to see the writing on the wall.
Lyles has not announced where he will transfer to as of this writing, but he will have plenty of time available to whatever school he decides to go to.