INTERVIEW: Army commit John Lyons

The Army Black Knights recently picked up another solid commit when Memphis, Tenn., linebacker John Lyons announced he would wear the Army Black & Gold. Lyons was kind enough to speak with Look inside to read his answers to our questions. What are some of the things that you think make you a great player?
John Lyons: Versatility. I can and have played several different positions for my high school team. The Army coaches have also expressed interest in using me both as a safety and OLB. I also enjoy learning the game and consider myself a coachable player.

AS: Can you describe one big play that you made last year that helped your team?
JL: There are two plays that come to mind in the same game on both sides of the ball. On defense, I had a pick six to give an early lead. On offense, I had a crucial catch on third and long to give us a first down and to seal the victory over our in-town rival.

AS: What were some of the things about West Point that attracted you to that school?
JL: Obviously it is one of the most prestigious schools in the country with top-notch academics. I've always thought it would be an honor to serve my country and I believe the Coach Monken has the football program going in the right direction.

AS: What coach recruiting you for Army?
JL: Coach Josh Christian-Young gave me the initial offer and Coach Shadon Brown is my area recruiter.

AS: What were some of your statistics from last season?
JL: 102 tackles, 4 sacks, 6 TFL, 3 INT (1 for TD), 2 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery, 1 blocked punt for TD, 1 kickoff return for TD

AS: Did you get any honors, like All-District, All-Region, etc.?
JL: All-Region first team LB, All-Region first team TE, Best of Preps All-Metro team.

AS: Have you visited Army?
JL: Yes, I took an unofficial visit on July 23 and I was very impressed by the campus and the coaching staff. I consider it the highest honor to have the opportunity to play for Army West Point. Top Stories