NAME: Xavier Lyas
HIGH SCHOOL: Durant (FL) High School
POSITION: Defensive End
NOTES: NC State landed a big commitment during summer camps from Durant (FL) defensive end Xavier Lyas.
“The overall atmosphere there really sold me on State," said Lyas. "I really like the coaching staff and I feel like they can help me develop as a player. [During camp] was my first time seeing State, and it was really nice. It was all state of the art type stuff and I really liked it."
In addition to NC State, Lyas held offers from Bowling Green, Northern Illinois, Florida International and South Florida among others.
Scout.com Recruiting Analyst Corey Bender is high on Lyas as a prospect.
"Lyas has sprouted an eye-popping 4-5 inches over the past year, and is a rangy edge rusher that can really dip the shoulder and get to the quarterback," said Bender. "He shows great change of direction and burst when reacting to the football as well.
"He's a good looking athlete that's still growing into his body, but his frame should have no problem packing on weight moving forward. Lyas is known for his ability to get after the quarterback, but I expect his game to really take off as he continues to strengthen up his frame. There's a lot of upside and potential with Lyas."
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