2017 Early Enrollee: DE Xavier Lyas

Plant City (FL) Durant DE Xavier Lyas has enrolled at NC State for the spring semester. Here's a quick look at the Wolfpack enrollee.


Projected Position At NC State: Defensive End

Stats: totaled 59 tackles, five tackles for loss, two sacks, 10 QB hurries, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries as a senior.

Commit Date: 06/16/2016

Recruiting Scene: Lyas landed offers from Bowling Green, Florida International, South Florida and Northern Illinois among others but it was NC State that recruited Lyas the hardest and showed the most interest during the latter stages of his junior year. That loyalty was rewarded with a June commitment and Lyas stayed solid to the Pack until enrolling at State.

Why NC State? "It was pretty much like the same things I've known before. I liked it just as much as I liked it the first time I went there. I talked to all the coaches and I'd say I talked to Coach Kitchings the most. I also talked to Coach Doeren the head coach and I talked to Coach Nielsen a good amount. I'm 100% with them right now. I'm definitely 100%."

Picked NC State Over: Bowling Green, Florida International, South Florida and Northern Illinois

Scouting Report: Lyas is a quick twitch athlete that explodes at the point of attack and is really able to use his quickness to beat offensive linemen on the high school level. He is still fairly raw and has much to learn about the position in regards to technique but flashes a ton of upside. Lyas is undersized and will need to gain size but has a college-caliber frame.- Pack Pride Recruiting Analyst Steve Williams

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