At 6'1" and 220 pounds the junior is a ball of muscle benching over 400 pounds and squatting close to 500. His physique does not hinder his ability to move; he has been clocked in the forty at 4.6. His 28" vertical leap makes him a threat to swat down passes too.
On the season, the junior recorder almost 100 tackles and ran for nearly 700 yards as a running back.
Any school would love to have a player like that as part of their defensive unit and many have expressed an interest in adding Colton to theirs. So far he has been contacted by SMU, Iowa State, Kansas, Louisville, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Houston, and Texas A&M. He has yet to get offers from anyone.
Playing for a school that is competitive, with a great tradition is important to Colton, which is why he is excited to be getting some interest from a program like Notre Dame.
"They're a real prestigious school, and I think they are headed in the right direction now." Along with Notre Dame, Colton would also like to hear from his childhood favorite, the Texas Longhorns, as well as TCU.
The Mustangs have shown a lot of interest in the young linebacker, which Colton has definitely taken notice of. Last season he was able to attend the East Carolina game where he says he was real impressed with the facilities, especially the weight room.
He will be returning to SMU for another visit over Valentine's Day weekend.
Like most players in Colton's position, he is no rush to make a decision. Instead he wants to concentrate on improving for next season and wait and see what offers develop.
In the meantime he is spending his off-season trying to improve in whatever way he can. When asked what he wants to improve on his answer was simple.
"Stronger, faster, better agility, smarter player."
A self-described head hunter, Colton sees himself as a real intelligent player as well. That comes as no surprise from a player with a 3.72 GPA.
"I just like to lay a pop on someone."
With his desire to play and his drive to improve Colton would be a tremendous addition to any team lucky enough to have him.
Publisher's Note: Lyon played running back this season for Boyd. In these highlights you can see his athletic ability for how big he is.