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Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Wayne Lyons

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Safety
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
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  • Ht:6'0"
  • Wt:190 lbs
  • 40:4.55 secs
  • Shuttle:4.23
  • Vertical:31 inches
  • GPA:4.96
  • SAT:1230
  • Class:2011 (High School)
AMP: Lyons shines on signing day24 videos available »

Scouting Report on Wayne Lyons

by Barry Every - 06/03/2010
  • SpeedDivision I Player
  • SizeDivision I Player
  • StrengthDivision I Player
  • AgilityBlue Chip
  • Ball SkillsBlue Chip
On the Hoof: Lyons is a thick safety. In fact, he is built a bit like a small outside linebacker. He will remind fans physically of Oklahoma signee Tony Jefferson.
Needs Improvement: He must continue to work on his backpedal and cover skills. He was a strong safety that played real close to the line of scrimmage last year. He could also add about 10 pounds of muscle mass, which should help him become a real intimidator at the next level.
Most Impressive: He actually has pretty good balls skills for a hard-hitting safety. Lyons possesses the hips to turn and run with receivers, while having a serious affinity for contact. He also has the speed and determination to catch plays from behind or go sideline to sideline.
Conclusion: This highly intelligent defensive back is the kind of player that can get the defensive unit lined up properly and excel on coverage teams. Look for him to be a team leader and a possible three-year starter.

Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for Rivals.com. He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina

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Stats

Defense
Year UTTckTFLSckIntBRFR
2009 768721-28-
2008 7595152--1