When the Washington Huskies were competing for Pac 10 championships they were cherry picking Los Angeles talent and once again they under new Husky head coach they went back to the future and landed a very talented player out of the Los Angeles City Section.
The player in questions is linebacker, Matthew Lyons (6-2, 180, 4.7) from Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey.
"I just felt like today when I arrived on the campus and I wanted to commit a long time ago, but my mom wanted me to wait until I looked at the campus and researched the academics," Lyons said. "I'm here right now and Washington is everything I wanted and more.
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"I really like how defensive back coach, Demetrice Martin recruited me and how he stayed on me throughout," Lyons said. "He made me feel wanted and already a part of the program. Coach Martin made it easy for me.
"I like everything about Washington," Lyons said. "It has a nice college atmosphere, it is quiet and not too busy, plus everything is close.
"I also liked Washington's academic department," Lyons said. "It is one of the best in the nation. I'm a Dawg for sure now."
Washington recruited Lyons as an outside backer and a Leo, which is hybrid linebacker, strong safety type player.
The Huskies get a player in Lyons who as a junior, earned first-team all-conference after accounting for 100-plus tackles, six fumble recoveries, three forced fumbles, three sacks and one interception that he brought back for a touchdown.
Lyons is an outstanding student who carries a 3.6 GPA and is scheduled to take his SAT in May.