Myers Has Top Five

The athlete from Lynwood, 6-0, 195-pound Leilyon Myers, has a list of five schools he prefers, with two of the schools at the top of his list yet to offer him a scholarship...

Lynwood (Calif.) High athlete Leilyon Myers (6-0, 195) still holds three scholarship offers, with another pair of schools having high interest in him.

"My offers are still the same three, UCLA, Colorado and Utah," said Myers. "LSU and USC are the other two I'm hearing from."

Myers said that the five schools that made up his favorites were in order, LSU, USC, Colorado, UCLA and Washington.

"UCLA isn't out of it by any means, I just like LSU and USC a lot right now," said Myers.

Playing primarily receiver during the summer passing tournaments, Myers hopes that schools consider him as a running back, where he spent the 2004 season.

"It's mostly as an athlete that I'm getting recruited as, but I want to be a running back," said Myers, who said UCLA has offered him as a running back.

He attended a camp at USC, as well as the Nike Camp in Los Angeles and the L.A. Scout Combine. His best numbers this spring were a 4.59 forty, 32-inch vertical and 12 reps on the bench.

With the summer camp and spring combine circuit done, Myers is turning his attention to Lynwood's team, as they get closer to beginning fall workouts.

During the fall, Myers is hoping to take three of his allotted five visits to LSU, Colorado and Washington.

"But I will take all five of my trips, then decide in like December or January," said Myers.

During his junior year, his first at running back, he rushed for 1,347 yards and 20 TDs, while also tallying 500 yards receiving. He had 4 interceptions, returning one for a 79-yard touchdown, while also recovering 5 fumbles, another he returned 79-yards for a touchdown.

Academically, he has a 2.6 GPA and achieved a qualifying test score on the SAT.

Recruiting Myers for UCLA is running back coach Eric Bieniemy.


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