Counting Down

Woodland Hills wide receiver Wes Lyons has reached one milestone in the recruiting process, but the final steps are still to be taken.

"I probably won't take any more visits," said Lyons, who has travelled to Ohio State, Boston College and West Virginia. "Those three schools are probably my favorites, but Louisville and Miami are still in there."

Lyons, who was a bit different from many in the recruiting game in that he completed his official visits in October, is looking for a school where he has a chance for early playing time. He had this to say about each of his favorites:

Ohio State: "My brother [Devon] is there, and it would be nice to play with him."

West Virginia: "I think I have the chance to earn some early playing time there."

Boston College: "I like the offense they run. It's sort of a West Coast style."

Lyons, who stands six feet, five inches tall, is just the type of outside receiver West Virginia needs to bolster its vertical passing game. He was a standout at WVU's summer camp, and has had the Mountaineers high on his list throughout the recruiting process. With three schools now battling for his services, Lyons said he needs some time to sort through the contenders.

"It will probably be a couple of weeks before I make my decision," the low-key receiver said. "It could be kind of tough to decide between them."

As a senior, Lyons had 21 catches for 446 yards, and was named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fab 22" team and the All-WPIAL squad. His brother, Devon, was redshirted this year at Ohio State with a severe ankle sprain.

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