Lyons Attending FSU's Jr. Day

Wayne Lyons proved in January that he is one of the best safeties in 2011 as he dominated the USAAAB Junior All-Combine. Since then schools from all across the nation have been showing interest. NoleDigest caught up with Lyons to get the latest with his recruitment and to see if he'll be in town this weekend for Junior Day.

The USAAAB Junior Combine is the first chance for juniors from all across the nation to show their worth as top-flight prospects. Wayne Lyons from Dillard High school in Ft. Lauderdale, FL was one of the best overall recruits in attendance that day as he dominated throughout the combine.

While Lyons was gaining attention from several schools before the combine he saw his recruitment really pick up steam as he is now approaching 30 offers. With a who's who of college programs offering Wayne is now setting his attention on making Junior Day visits to some of the schools he is interested in. Up first is a trip to Florida State on the 20th.

"I am going to FSU's Junior Day on the 20th," said the 4-star safety. "I have interest in FSU because they're close to home and they're in the ACC. I also like how I can come in and play early because playing time is important to me. I have spoken to some coaches there recently and they are saying some good things."

Coach Gran and Coach Fisher at FSU have been the coaches contacting Wayne. While the coaches like his potential as a player, it may be his class work that makes him a complete recruit.

"Coach Gran told me they are really interested in me and that they look forward to me coming up," said Lyons. "Coach Fisher thinks I am a great player and a great person, and he was really tripped out when he found out what my GPA was (he carries a 4.75 and is ranked 1st in his class)."

Early word with Lyons' recruitment said that Florida was the odds-on favorite to land his signature and that he was a Florida lean. He says that isn't the case and that Florida is slipping a bit.

"It's definitely not true," Lyons said when asked if Florida was the supposed leader for him. "Florida is starting to fall behind actually because they haven't offered. My interest is going to the schools that have offered me."

As a sophomore Wayne had 95 tackles with 15 tackles for loss as a linebacker. As a junior Lyons showed his potential as a safety as he amassed 75 tackles with 21 tackles and forced six fumbles.

Stay tuned to NoleDigest for more from Lyons after his Junior Day visit next week.


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