QB Not Sure Where UCLA Stands

The 6-6 quarterback from Newhall (Calif.) Hart, Tyler Lyon, has interest from Pac-10 schools, but with UCLA uncertain if they'll take a quarterback, he's not sure where he stands with the Bruins...

Though it looks like UCLA will pass on a quarterback in the class of 2006, one prospect they are reportedly keeping tabs on is Newhall (Calif.) Hart signal-caller Tyler Lyon (6-6, 210).

"As far as I know, UCLA is not going to take a quarterback," said Chuck Lyon, Tyler's father. "But Tyler hasn't eliminated any schools yet, I just don't know where he stands with UCLA."

Lyon has been coming back from a shoulder separation that robbed him of three games, but he is close to returning to full strength.

"He's really only played in four and a half games because of the shoulder injury. It's not quite back to where he wants it to be, but he's coming back from it," said Lyon.

Lyon said that Tyler was working on narrowing his list of schools down and was not close to setting up any recruiting visits. He said, "He has eight offers. He's going to do both (football and baseball) in college. Arizona was a school he liked but with (Willie) Tuitama coming off his redshirt year, that changes them up. Oregon State and Arizona State are schools he is looking at."

Recently, another school has begun to show interest. Lyon said: "Another school involved is Stanford. As far as I know, Stanford hasn't offered a quarterback yet. With Stanford, he has to go through the admissions process. He's doing that right now."

Lyon said that Tyler will likely end up in the West. "It will probably be a Pac-10 school that Tyler goes to," said Lyon. "I don't think he'll take all five trips. I think he'll narrow it down soon. He's planning to do it after the season and take some of those trips. When he knows, he'll just do it. He's not going to wait."

Hart is 7-1 on the year, and beat Valencia over the weekend, their third straight win. Lyon threw for 113 yards and ran for 42 yards in the contest. The week prior, he was 17-for-23 for 277 yards and four touchdowns against Burroughs.


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