Lyons To Announce On Saturday

Wayne Lyons, the #6-ranked safety in the nantion, has been one of the standouts early on during U.S. Army All-American Bowl practices this week in San Antonio. On Saturday, Lyons will make his college selection after collecting offers from some of America's top college football programs...

Wayne Lyons, the 6-1, 190-pound safety prospect from Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Dillard, has represented himself well this week against several of the top pass catching prospects in the nation.

"It's been great going against some of the best receivers in the country," said Lyons. "I feel like I have been able to get some good work in this week with all of these good players here."

In the weeks leading up to his week long trip to San Antonio, Wayne worked hard to get ready for the physical demands.

"I stayed focused and worked hard to get ready before I had to come out here," said Lyons. "I worked out with my track team some, so I could be sure I had my footwork under me.

"I didn't want to come in completely out of shape."

A position change took place earlier this week, but Wayne has taken the move in stride and is simply happy to help the team.

"I have been pleased with everything. I play safety back home, but I am playing corner out here," said Lyons. "I have been making the transition pretty good. I feel like I am going to play safety, but some schools like me at corner."

The talented defensive back has a final five of Florida, Michigan, Nebraska, Stanford and UCLA Some of the staffs have had some turnover, and that has caused Wayne to rethink some of his college choices.

"That definitely makes me think," said Wayne of the comings and goings of coaches. "You have to pick a school and not a coach. Any given year a coach might leave or get fired, so you have to be sure you have picked the right school."

One of the fixtures in the stands at East practice has been Wayne's mother who made the trip out from Florida.

"I am glad she is here to support me," said Lyons. "It shows a lot of love. It means a lot that she came way to San Antonio to see me practice and everything. I am glad to see her out here."

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