Lymon Shows Versatility As Senior

Fort Wayne (Ind.) Harding wide receiver Selwyn Lymon is recognized as one of the top prospects in the Midwest. But, in order to help his team, Lymon has split time between quarterback and receiver. Click here to check out where things stand with Lymon.

Fort Wayne (Ind.) Harding wide receiver Selwyn Lymon is one of the top prospects in the Midwest – and also one of the most versatile.

As a junior, Lymon (6-4, 190, 4.36) caught 47 passes for 1,134 yards and 13 touchdowns. But this year, with his team in need of a quarterback, Lymon has split time between receiver and quarterback.

How has that transition gone? Well, in a game last weekend, Lymon completed 18-of-32 passes for 447 yards and five touchdowns in leading Harding to a 55-21 rout of Concordia.

Earlier this year, Lymon showed more of his talents. He scored four touchdowns in a 49-13 victory over Fort Wayne North Side. In that game, Lymon scored on runs of 9 and 25 yards, caught a 17-yard scoring pass and returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown. For the game, Lymon rushed three times for 38 yards and two scores while catching five passes for 40 yards and a touchdown.

College coaches and recruiting analysts have taken notice of this stellar talent. He is ranked as the nation's No. 6 wide receiver prospect, Indiana's No. 2 overall prospect and No. 61 overall nationally by

Lymon lists Purdue, Ohio State, Michigan, Wisconsin and Penn State as his top schools.

"I want to visit Purdue, Ohio State, Michigan and Wisconsin for sure," Lymon said. "I don't have any dates set right now. Those would probably be my top schools right now. Penn State has also started calling me recently.

"Ohio State has been in touch with me. They call every weekend, it seems. I just like Ohio State. I don't have anything in particular that has drawn me toward them. I hoping to get down there for an official visit."

Purdue may be the team to beat for Lymon. Purdue coach Joe Tiller attended one of Lymon's games recently, making an impression on Lymon and his family.

Lymon has been a standout for Harding's 6-2 team, which is aiming for the playoffs.

"My (receiving stats) this year will not be that great because I've been playing some wide receiver and some quarterback," Lymon said.

"You just can't look at the numbers," added Harding head coach Sherwood Haydock. "You can't recruit stats. We're talking about a kid (Lymon) that's 6-foot-4 and 194-pounds with 4.4 speed and a 300-pound bench press.

"As a junior, Selwyn averaged 24-yards per catch and he didn't know how to be a receiver yet. This year, Selwyn has learned how to be a receiver. He uses his body, speed and jumping ability extremely well. A lot of times you'll see a football player that runs track. Selwyn is a track start that plays football. The coaches who came through here in the spring just marveled at Selwyn's stride and fluidness on the track. He's just so smooth.

"Selwyn's best attributes are his work ethic, his leadership and what he does after he makes the catch. After Selwyn catches the football, there had better be someone right there to take him down. If not, he'll take it the distance every time."

Lymon told he must improve his test scores (15 ACT, 770 SAT) in order to qualify.

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