Lyons Officially a Wolverine

Michigan announces the transfer of graduate transfer Wayne Lyons today, per release. Lyons joins the Wolverines after four years at Stanford.

Earlier this spring U-M assistant Mike Zordich unintentionally confirmed Stanford cornerback Wayne Lyons' plan to join Michigan as a graduate transfer next fall.

Today, Michigan's athletic department announced Lyons transfer officially. He will be eligible to play right away this fall.

“We are excited about the addition of Wayne Lyons as a post-graduate student and defensive back on our football team,” Zordich said, per university press release. “He brings great experience and ability to our secondary and special teams units. In addition, Wayne is a super individual who will achieve great things both on the field and in his future career.”

In his four year career at Stanford, Lyons appeared in 43 games, with 128 tackles, 66 solo tackles and three interceptions.

The addition of Lyons, will add to an already talented secondary that includes Jourdan Lewis, Jabrill Peppers and Blake Countess.

While Zordich wasn't supposed to talk about Lyons back on March 26, he did, however, say positive things about the 6-foot-1, 190-pounder after his visit

"Wayne was here over the weekend," Zordich said of Lyons on March 26. "I spent some time with him. We watched a lot of film on him. I think he's the right kind of bigger body -- kind of like Channing [Stribbling] -- a lot of length. He's a pretty good corner. What I saw with Stanford, he did pretty well."

Lyons will enroll as a masters student, pursuing a degree in community organization.

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