Notes from the All-American Games

The many experts at the practices of the various All-American games had more observations Thursday about some of the UCLA prospects participating, including Florida safety Wayne Lyons, who will announce his decision Saturday during the U.S. Army Bowl...

Here are some recruiting nuggets from the U.S. Army Bowl practices, courtesy of Brandon Huffman.

Other notes:

DL Kevin McReynolds, St. John's (DC) – McReynolds came in with a lot of hype and attention. He has a strong personality and loves to engage with everyone. He is always smiling too. It was good to see him perform well and back up that hype. He had been nursing an injury but to his credit he worked through it all week and performed well. McReynolds is a wide body, not fat, but a massive body with tree trunks for arms. He seemed motivated at practice and that carried over to the game. He had 2 sacks and a quarterback hurry in the game. -- John Wallpher

Based on conversations over the last few days with safety prospect Wayne Lyons, I think it is either Stanford or UCLA. Coming into the week, I would have said Stanford, but now that there is coaching uncertainly with them, I think that that hurts them as well. I think it may be a little bit of a surprise, but UCLA would be the school he picks if I had to guess today. -- Allen Trieu

*"In case you didn't know, Wayne Lyons' mother is a Florida grad and his sister currently attends UF. It seemed for a while that UF had an edge with Lyons and then it looked like Stanford was jumping out ahead. Lyons contacted me a couple weeks ago to tell me he was "about" to commit to UF. Then, he got silent for a while. Now, he will announce his decision on Saturday and his mom says he may be closer to home than some people think. Look for UF to potentially have more of a chance here. Lyons may be worried about securing a spot." -- Laura McKeeman

*Lyons says his top five schools are Florida, Michigan, Nebraska, Stanford, and UCLA. When asked if the firing of Michigan head coach Rich Rodriguez would alter his interest in the Wolverines, or if the wait-and-see game of Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh would sway him away from the Cardinal, Lyons said he has selected his favorites based on the school itself and the program as a whole- not on coaching. Lyons said he is used to coaching changes anyway- having had a new head coach each year he was at Dillard High. -- Erin Hartigan

Anthony Sarao sat out part of this morning's practice, but he drew a lot of post practice praise from defensive coach Mike Justice. --

Avery Walls, Wayne Lyons and Corey Moore have been the most consistent this week, so look for them to get a lot of snaps on Saturday. -- Steve Robertson

Top 10 safety Wayne Lyons spent all day at cornerback. His build is more suited for corner, but his skill set on the next level may be better at safety. -- Scott Kennedy

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