Father Knows Best

Chuck Lyon, father of BYU quarterback recruit Tyler Lyon, is no ordinary football dad. There are few fathers more qualified to counsel a son in his recruiting decicsion because Chuck Lyon is also the head coach of a successful junior college football team. TotalBlueSports.com recently talked with Coach Lyon about his son.

Tyler Lyon, the starting QB at Hart High School in southern California, is not LDS but has some interesting ties to BYU.

Tyler's father Chuck Lyon is the head coach at College of the Canyons. He coached current Cougars Jason Beck and Nick Longshore, and former Cougar Josh Brandon.

"I've been to BYU's campus, and I'm impressed with the school," Coach Lyon said. "I also know BYU Coach Barry Lamb well and trust him a lot."

Right now BYU is not the only school that Tyler is hearing from. He is getting letters from over 50 schools. With offers from Oregon St., Arizona, Arizona St., BYU, Rutgers, LSU, and Notre Dame.

"It's still early in the recruiting," Coach Lyon said. "Tyler will play his senior season and see what happens from there. He has made a list of the top 10 things he is looking for in a school. One, academics—he wants a school with a good academic reputation. Two, playing time—he will look at the needs of the school and the possibility of redshirting. Three, opportunity to play two sports—he plays baseball and football and wants to play both in college. So far Oregon St., Arizona, and Arizona St. have all said it will be fine."

At 6'6" and 215 pounds, Lyon has some impressive numbers displaying his athletic ability. He ran a 4.8 forty, a 4.4 shuttle and posted a 30 inch vertical leap. Academically he is fine with a GPA of 3.2 and SAT of 1190.

Whether or not BYU has a legit chance of landing Tyler is unknown, but Coach Lyon did say that he told Tyler to give BYU serious consideration.

"I was impressed with BYU's campus when I was there, and I'm sure Tyler would be too if he visited Provo," Coach Lyon concluded.

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