Skyler Liked his Trip to Texas

Lancaster, Texas has two extremely talented defenders in their sophomore class in Lance Skyler and Trey Brown. Both guys made it to Austin for the Spring Game and brought Tiger wide receiver Cedric Gilbert too. Burnt Orange Beat spoke with Skyler before a track meet to discuss his first impressions of Austin.

The Lancaster Tiger defense has a chance to be an immovable object in 2009. Junior defensive backs Quentin Hayes and Tyler Stephenson will lead the defense as senior playmakers next season. Both Hayes and Stephenson are already household names to follwers of Texas recruiting as they hold dozens of offers and both were invited to a Texas junior day.

In addition to Hayes and Stephenson, the sophomore class is already drawing interest from college coaches have made it a habit to stop in the south Dallas suburb over the last few years.

The Texas Longhorns had three of those sophomores down for the Spring Game last weekend. The Longhorns hosted wide receiver Cedric Gilbert, linebacker Trey Brown, and defensive end Lance Skyler.

Skyler is a 6-3, 200-pound force on the defensive side of the ball who really enjoyed his first visit to the Forty Acres.

"It was a good experience for me. It makes me want to work harder as a player. I like the Texas program and how it is centered around family," Skyler told Burnt Orange Beat.

Skyler, who also throws the shot put for the track team for the Tigers, came away impressed with several Texas coaches that he met while in Austin.

"I met the D-end coach (Oscar Giles). I can play for him. He's cool. I also met Coach Brown," said Skyler. "Mack Brown is so down to earth. He doesn't seem stuck up. They are a big time program, but don't act like it. They carry themselves very well."

All three Lancaster Tigers that made the trip (Skyler, Brown, and Gilbert) will be very highly recruited as juniors next season.

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