Devon Lyons, a two way star

Devon Lyons a two way star on the gridiron from Pittsburgh (PA) Woodland Hills, has gotten plenty of attention from college scouts. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound safety/wide receiver has picked up thirteen scholarships. caught up with him to get the latest on his recruitment and find out where he stands with the Panthers.

"I've got thirteen offers," said Lyons, who recorded 49 tackles, five interceptions and caused five fumbles as a junior.

Pittsburgh, Georgia Tech, Ohio State, West Virginia, Iowa and Michigan State are some of the teams that have stepped up to the plate with offers.

The high school senior is showing the most interest in Ohio State, Michigan State, Notre Dame, West Virginia and Pittsburgh.

Where do the Panthers stand and what does he like about them?

"I'm open to all teams on my list," Lyons said. "I definitely like the Pittsburgh coaches, especially Coach Harris and Coach Dunko."

Like a lot of prospects Lyons is keeping an eye on the possible loss of some teams from the Big East to the Atlantic Coast Conference.

"It makes a small difference," he said. "I think the only team that the conference will lose is Miami. I think the other teams will stay intact."

Lyons, who has excellent grades in the classroom, carries a 3.4 GPA and recently scored an impressive 1030 on the SAT. He'd like to major in either Engineering or Sports Medicine.

What is he looking for in a school and when will he make a decision?

"I'm looking for a place that's not too far from home," Lyons said. "Someplace where I really like the staff and someplace where I fit into the program. I'll probably take most of my visits after the season and then decide."

Dave Peters

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