"I talked to Coach Strong today," Lyons said on Wednesday. "It was a really good conversation. He went to school with my mom. I've known him for a while and my mom knows him real well. That's a good factor but that's not the only reason I'd use to pick a school."
Wednesday, Louisville send out an offer to the 6'1, 190-pound Fort Lauderdale (FL) Dillard star. Rated the No. 5 safety prospect nationally, the Cardinals join a lengthy list of BCS programs who are pursuing Lyons.
"It's a nice offer," Lyons said. "I know they're turning that program around and also I have a couple friends that I played football who are at Louisville, the Geffrad twins. I'm going to text them to learn more about the program."
Lyons was a second team All-State selection as a linebacker as a junior after recording 75 tackles, including 21 for loss, while he forced six fumbles. Lyons has 4.5 speed, benches nearly 300-pound and owns a 33-inch vertical.
"[Louisville] definitely is high on the list because I can see myself playing at Louisville," Lyons said. "I don't really know a whole lot about the program but I think it might be a nice fit."
Lyons said he plans to visit Louisville this spring. He's also going to visit several other programs in the upcoming months. Lyons attended Florida State's junior day last weekend and visited Florida on his way home. He's going to Ohio State's spring game and will likely check out Louisville, too.
"I'm probably going to go to Louisville when I visit Ohio State," said Lyons.
An excellent student who plans to major in engineering, Lyons boasts a 4.8 GPA and scored a 22 on the ACT.
"I want to come in and play early and I want the degree that I get to be worth something," Lyons said.