WR Took Visit to UM

Wesley Lyons was a sophomore when his brother, Devon, was being nationally recruited a couple years ago. The younger Lyons learned a thing or two about the process as a result.

"It was a good experience for him and a learning experience for me," Lyons said. "I got to see how he handled the process and how things actually happen."

Now the younger Lyons, who says he's 6-5 and 205 pounds, is getting to experience the same process. That's thanks in large part to his successful junior season, when he had 33 receptions for just over 600 yards and seven touchdowns. He's widely considered one of the top wide receiver prospects in the state of Pennsylvania.

The Pittsburgh (Pa.) Woodland Hills standout was asked why people may believe he has more upside than some of Florida's top receivers.

"I think my ability to get behind defenders is pretty good and I got good hands and quickness," he said.

Wesley Lyons, who carries a 3.0 GPA and scored a 1190 on the new SAT (795 on the old scale), has been a varsity starter since his sophomore season. He's now being recruited nationally.

"I'm looking at all of them still," he said. "I haven't really narrowed it down. The main ones right now are West Virginia, Miami, Oklahoma, Ohio State, and I'll say Minnesota. I haven't set up any visits but those schools are looking good right now."

The talented receiver took an unofficial visit to UM earlier this year. He talked about that experience.

"I came for their spring game," he said. "I really enjoyed it. The players were cool, the weather was nice, and the coaches were nice. I like Miami, plus I got some friends (Andrew Johnson) who play on the team."

Having an older brother at Ohio State may play a factor, according to many people. He addressed that.

"I gotta make my own choice," he said. "He went through the process and made his and I'll make mine. Ohio State is a good place and everything but I know they got a lot of receivers there."

Lyons said he has received written scholarship offers from all the schools on his list except for one.

"Everyone has sent me one except for Miami," he said. "I'm not sure what they're waiting on. Maybe it's my (test) scores."

Miami's also the only program to have mentioned the possibility of playing tight end to Lyons.

"Miami hinted at that," he said. "They didn't say I would definitely be a tight end if I came there. I'd start at receiver and they said I may grow into a tight end like other players have done in the past."

While Lyons declined to mention a favorite, there's a good chance he'll take visits to the first four schools mentioned.

"It's still early though and things can change," he said. "I'm trying to keep my focus on the season right now."

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