Lynwood Athlete Likes UCLA

The 6-1, 195-pound running back/defensive back, Leilyon Myers, from Lynwood, Calif., has three current favorites, and wants to take his official visits soon...

Lynwood (Calif.) running back Leilyon Myers has seen his team get off to a slow start in the young 2005 season, but it hasn't discouraged him much.

"We're still learning to play as a team, but we'll be fine when league play begins," said Myers. "I don't like losing though."

Myers still holds the same three scholarship offers he's had for much of the past few months: UCLA, Colorado and Utah.

"Those three are my only offers but I'm hearing from some other schools," said Myers. "LSU, USC and Washington State are still interested in me."

Myers was planning on attending UCLA's game against either Washington or California, and at the same time would like to begin taking his official visits.

"I don't really have a leader right now, but I do like UCLA a lot. My top school changes, though, all the time. I want to take my trips to Colorado and Utah, too, and see them, and then if any other offers come, I'll see which ones I'll visit," said Myers, who is being recruited by Jon Embree to UCLA.

While he prefers running back, Myers acknowledged that he could also play safety in college, but didn't want to dwell too much on a position change.

"I want to run the ball, but if a school thinks I'm a defensive back and it gets me on the field, I'll maybe move," Myers said.

UCLA is recruiting Myers as an athlete, with a very good chance he could project as a UCLA tailback.

Through three games, Myers has 222 yards on 38 carries and a touchdown while adding 18 tackles for Lynwood.

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


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