Lyerla Keeps Options Open

Hillsboro (Ore.) five-star defensive end Colt Lyerla is waiting until after the season to worry about recruiting, despite serious attention coming his way...

Hillsboro (Ore.) athlete Colt Lyerla is one of the most physically impressive players we've seen this year.

Lyerla goes about 6-4, 225, and could play linebacker or defensive end as well as tight end in college.

When we saw him last week, in a loss to Century, Lyerla played running back and linebacker.

After Hillsboro fell to Century, Lyerla wasn't in much of a mood to talk but did update us on his recruitment.

"I've pretty much decided to wait until after the season to worry about recruiting," said Lyerla. "I'm just focused on my season."

Long thought to be an Oregon lean, Lyerla said the Ducks are in a good position for him.

"I'm really like Oregon right now," said Lyerla.

But Lyerla acknowledged that a few more schools are in the mix.

"I'm talking with Oklahoma, UCLA, Oregon State and Nebraska too," said Lyerla. "I'll probably visit all of those schools."

Lyerla was selected to the U.S. Army All-American Game, but said he wasn't sure if he'll decide by then.

"I don't know, I'll just decide when I'm ready," said Lyerla.

Brandon is in his sixth year with Scout.com, currently as the West Regional Manager. Prior to joining Scout, he spent three years as an o-line and tight ends coach in the high school ranks.
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