Wayne Lyons Has More Trips Set

Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Dillard defensive back Wayne Lyons has set up another visit for this month and has two more to fill, but the Bruins remain heavily in the mix for the four-star prospect...

Wayne Lyons, the 6-foot-1, 190-pound four-star safety from Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is still set on UCLA, Nebraska, Michigan, Auburn, Stanford and Notre Dame as his top schools. All have offered, but Lyons admits one team is falling away from the rest of the pack.

"I had a great time on my official visit out to Notre Dame when they hosted Michigan," he said. "But I don't really talk with the coaches enough, as much as I do with some of these other schools. I'm still considering them, but they have kind of fallen back compared to the rest."

Lyons also took an official out to UCLA for its game against Houston and liked what he saw.

"That was also a good visit and a good chance for me to see a whole different side of the country," he said. "I really enjoyed the atmosphere, fans and people – they were all really nice. I like how they've got a young team and how they need a safety to come in and play right away after this year. Someone's going to have to step in and fill that spot of the safety they've got leaving, so I'm still definitely considering them."

Lyons also has an Oct. 28 date set for an official to Nebraska.

"They've got a top-notch defense and like to play a lot of their DBs," said Scout.com's No. 6 safety. "They've got like five of them leaving after this year. I've never been there so I'm really looking forward to seeing what it's like."

Lyons said he's also thinking about possible official visits to Stanford and Michigan.

"I've been talking with the coaches a lot more at Michigan and they all tell me that they really need safeties out there," he said. "I've also talked with "Shoelace" (Denard Robinson) and he keeps telling me that it's a great place to go to school. He's a Florida guy so I'd actually played against him my freshman and sophomore year, and man that boy can run.

"Stanford also seems like a great place to be and you can come out of there successful," he said. "They've got some great academics and great football – two major things I like about them and that has them in the mix."

Lyons also continues to look hard at Auburn.

"Auburn has a solid pipeline going from my high school," he said. "Their coaching staff is real good and I just like what their program has to offer.

"They're all (my favorites) after me pretty heavy right now," Lyons said. "I get a lot of phone calls and emails and can't even keep up with all the mail these schools are sending me."

With two official visits in the books and one set for the end of the month, Lyons still denies a leader.

"I don't have a leader out of my list right now," he said. "I'm going to make my decision at the Army All-American game."

Dillard (3-2) will play Boyd Anderson High tomorrow.

Lyons said he's totaled five forced fumbles to match his 25 tackles on defense. He also said he's scored one rushing touchdown and caught seven passes for 100 yards while playing wide receiver.

He reports a 4.8 GPA and a 22 ACT with plans to major in civil engineering when he's in college.

"I'm pretty happy with my ACT score but I might take it again just to see if I do any better," he said.


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