Pittsburgh WR Is A Lot To Look Up To

Those who recall Nebraska's most recent Rose Bowl trip of 2001 might remember someone other than the Heisman Trophy winner that year. Wilson Thomas, a two-star athlete who measured upwards of 6' 6" was one of the starting receivers in that corps. It appears that the Nebraska staff are looking at a young man from Pittsburgh who might remind Cornhusker fans of the size that Thomas had, but with even more speed.

Wesley Lyons is a young man who can safely say he could pretty much choose a college that'd fit him easily.  With 23 offers from the likes of Oklahoma, West Virginia, Virginia, Miami (FL), OSU, Boston College, Minnesota, Maryland, Temple, Wisconsin, Kansas, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Louisville and Iowa, Lyons has a chance to make an impact regardless of where he ends up going. 

Lyons stands at a massive 6' 6" and weighs in at 205 pounds, all this while running a 4.5 40 yard dash making him a very difficult target to defend for any defensive back or safety.  He currently benches 250 pounds while squatting 370 pounds and power cleaning 220 pounds.  Carrying a 3.0 GPA in the classroom, Lyons also shows his work towards the academic side of things.  Lyons boasts that he doesn't believe anyone can beat him off the ball once jamming commences and covering him man to man is a chore that few in any defensive secondary would like volunteer for.

Wesley feels that his current relationship with Nebraska could go either way, but he's not ready to close the door on any school just yet.  "Right now I'd say Nebraska's still in it.  I'm not canceling anyone and I'm definitely keeping everyone in it.  Nebraska sends me mail but I don't really talk to them much," he said.  Wesley noted that his primary concern would be what he finds on the Cornhuskers' depth chart.  "It depends on how many wide receivers they have but I'm interested in them," he said.

He recently attended unofficial trips to Notre Dame, West Virginia, Pittsburgh and Bowling Green.  He will be attending West Virginia's game against Pittsburgh (11/24) officially and looks to set up another official visit with the Oklahoma Sooners.  The other three visits are up in the air at this point. 

Looking at when he might feel comfortable about making a decision, Lyons said, "I'll be comfortable over these next few months after I talk to some coaches and do some research.  When I reach a point where I'm ready to make my decision, I'll make it."  Wesley also touts some high aspirations for his collegiate career. Lyons said that the players and their chemistry will play a vital role in his decision.  "I want to make sure there's some playing time.  I'd like to come right in and play.  I'd also like to make it to a BCS bowl if not play for the National Championship," he said.


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