Tennessee receiver has early favorite

Alcoa (Tenn.) High School receiver Kyrus Lanxter holds a handful of scholarship offers and the 6-foot-2, 185-pounder tells InsideTheVille.com that one team holds the early lead...

While in the midst of a junior season that saw him lead his team with 513 receiving yards for the eventual Tennessee Class AA State Champions, Kyrus Lanxter picked up his first scholarship offer.

Since receiving that offer from Louisville in early September, the 6-foot-2, 185-pound receiver has added Minnesota, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt and West Virginia to his list. Others such as Notre Dame, Stanford and nearby Tennessee are also expressing heavy interest.

The rising senior drew the attention of the Louisville coaching staff while attending Bobby Petrino's QB/WR camp last June as a sophomore.

"I'm going back up to their one day camp this year," Lanxter told InsideTheVille.com. "I'm planning on going to their Junior Day too."

Lanxter also shines on the hardwood, averaging over 12 points and 6 boards, and recently helped Alcoa claim the region crown.

"We had a pretty good season," said Lanxter. "We lost in the first round, but it was a pretty good season."

While he joked that he wouldn't mind playing basketball on the college level, he did admit that his busy hoops schedule has kept him from focusing much on the recruiting process.

"It's still pretty early," he said. "I'm still waiting to see what all happens with everything."

Without question, the options for promising receiver will only continue to grow throughout the spring and into his final prep season, but for now, one team has grabbed an early lead.

"Right now I'd say that Louisville is my favorite, but I'm really open to everyone right now," he said.

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