2012 Linebacker Enjoys Texas Camp

DeSoto (Texas) DeSoto High linebacker Alexander Lyons was one of several 2012 prospects that attended the Longhorns football camp a few weeks ago. Read the LonghornDigest report below to get the inside scoop on his experience in Austin and the latest on his recruitment and summer plans.

The Texas Longhorns annual summer football camp provides a great opportunity for the coaching staff to view and evaluate several of the younger in-state prospects. One of the 2012 prospects that was on hand in Austin is DeSoto (Texas) DeSoto High linebacker Alexander Lyons.

The 6-foot, 205-pound defender enjoyed his visit to Austin and took advantage of the opportunity to get to know the coaching staff along with other prospects.

"I enjoyed all of the competition from the other recruits. I got to interact with the coaches for the first time, the coaches had a lot of energy and are down to earth. I got to get to know coach Muschamp," said Lyons.

Despite being so early in the recruiting process, the 2012 linebacker has been shown interest by Texas along with LSU and Oklahoma.

Lyons enjoyed his visit to Austin and had some good things to say about the Longhorns.

"I like their tradition, and their facilities are nice. They have a good coaching staff, Mad Dogg (Strength & Conditioning coach) is pretty interesting too."

As of now, the DeSoto linebacker says the programs that interest him are Texas, Oklahoma, LSU, Oklahoma State and Alabama.

He is unsure as to whether he will be attending any more camps this summer, but he will be on hand for the state 7-on-7 tournament in College Station in two weeks. In the meantime, Lyons plans to try and improve his speed as well as put on some weight.

"I'm trying to cut my 40-time down to 4.5 and I want to put on a good seven pounds. I want to be at 210 and the end of summer."

Lyons made his varsity debut last year as a sophomore. He registered 152 tackles, two sacks and one interception and was named "Newcomer of the Year" in his district.

The football field isn't the only place where Lyons excels. He currently holds a 4.81 GPA and is ranked 10 out of 712 in his high school class.

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