AT GEORGIA STATE: Pro-style quarterback in the 2018 signing class who is one of Georgia State's highest-rated signees ever ... Redshirted in 2018.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-star prospect by ESPN.com, while earning three stars from 247 Sports ... Led St. Paul’s Episcopal to the Alabama Class 5A state title ... One of three finalists for Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 5A Back of the Year ... Completed 60 percent of his passes for over 2,000 yards and 24 touchdowns and just five interceptions ... Rallied his team from a 14-3 second half deficit to a 17-14 victory over No. 1 Briarwood Christian in the state title game. On game-winning drive, he completed a 56-yard pass on 4th-and-14, then threw the winning touchdown on another fourth-down play with 1:54 remaining. Finished 14-for-22 for 236 yards and two touchdowns ... First-team All-Coastal Alabama and Class 5A All-State selection who led St. Paul’s to a 23-5 record in his two years as a starter. In his first year as a starter in 2016, he completed 169-of-304 passes for 2,151 yards and 11 touchdowns while leading the Saints to a 9-4 record and the Class 5A quarterfinals.
PERSONAL: Full name is John Swift Lyle III ... Son of John and Lyn Lyle ... Born Feb. 18, 1999.