Lyons On Hold While Recovering

"I had to postpone my trip to Nebraska because of rehab on my knee and the fact that I needed to get a knee brace," Wayne Lyons said. "This was the first time I've ever been injured like this, but I'm going to be back on the field for our last game of the season on Nov. 12. Basically, I was just going in for a hit and someone came in low and hit me and my knee just buckled to the ground..."

Wayne Lyons, the 6-foot-1, 190-pound four-star safety from Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has missed his last five games due to an MCL strain in his left knee, which has hampered not only his playing time lately, but an official visit slated for Nebraska last weekend.

"I had to postpone my trip to Nebraska because of rehab on my knee and the fact that I needed to get a knee brace," said Scout.com's No. 6 safety. "This was the first time I've ever been injured like this, but I'm going to be back on the field for our last game of the season on Nov. 12. Basically, I was just going in for a hit and someone came in low and hit me and my knee just buckled to the ground. I haven't played in the last five games, but I'm looking forward to getting back out there."

Lyons still says he favors UCLA, Nebraska, Michigan, Auburn, Stanford and Notre Dame. All have offered.

"I still don't have a leader out of these schools, and they're all even," he said.

Lyons has already taken official visits to Notre Dame and UCLA.

"I know I'm going to reschedule the trip to Nebraska and I also think I'll get out to Michigan for an official, but I'm not sure," he said. "I'll probably end up taking an official visit to Stanford over Auburn after the football season just to see it – it's a good school."

Lyons likes what he's seen so far from all of the schools in his list of favorites.

"I had a good visit to UCLA when they took on Houston in September," he said. "It was definitely more than I expected it to be. But they have a young team, so I know they have the ability to continue to improve from where they are now.

"Nebraska has a lot of DBs leaving next year, so I have a good chance to come in and play early," he said.

"Michigan is also a school that's in need of DB's and I'm really looking for some early playing time," Lyons said. "They've got a good program and some good academics as well for a public school.

"I think the coaching staff at Auburn is really good and could really coach me up good at my position," he said.

"I like the great academics that Stanford has and just how good of football they're playing – you got a double whammy with that," Lyons said. "They're doing some great things with their program and I think they'll be in the top 10 pretty soon.

"And with Notre Dame, I just like their whole tradition and everything, and just how they have so much history," he said.

Dillard (5-3) will take on Ely High School in what Lyons dubbed their "Super Bowl game" on Friday.

"We have to win this game if we're going to make it to the playoffs," he said.

Lyons said he'll rejoin his team for its final game of the regular season on Nov. 12 when it takes on Miramar High.

Due to his injury, Lyons says he only has five forced fumbles and around 25 tackles this season.

He reports a 4.8 GPA and a 22 ACT with no plans to retake the test.


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