Pittsburgh (Pa.) Woodland Hills wide receiver Wesley Lyons took his first official visit to one of his leaders this past weekend. The 6-foot-6, 203-pounder with 4.6-second speed visited West Virginia as they hosted Virginia Tech. What did Lyons think of his visit to Morgantown?
"I had a great time up there. The coaches and fans were great. It's a great atmosphere and the stadium was sold out, it was crazy," he said. "I was hosted by Mortty Ivy. We're friends that go back to when he used to play at Gateway. It was cool to hang out with him and he showed me around campus and stuff.
"I got there Friday night after my game and slept until Saturday at 7 a.m. Then I went to eat out with the coaches and met with the academic advisors. After that I saw the game and then went out to eat with the coaches and at night I hung out with Mortty. Today, I ate breakfast with the coaches and talked to them more before I left."
The three-star prospect got a lot of time with the coaches and talked to them extensively.
"I mainly talked to coach Rodriguez and coach Gibson," he said. "They talked to me about the situation they have at wide receiver and even about early playing time. They think I could come in and play early if I improve everything I do before I leave high school."
Of course, Lyons took in the rivalry game between Virginia Tech and the Mountaineers.
"I've been to a lot of West Virginia games so there was nothing really new to see," he said. "The fans are great and no matter if they win or lose they'll be there. They support their players and the coaches handled the loss very well. On the field, I saw that they didn't have a big wide receiver to go to on deep balls. Instead they had small, quick guys and that does make me look at the receiver situation a lot more there since I see the need."
Overall the No. 67 receiver in the country enjoyed his trip to Morgantown.
"I like West Virginia a lot, I've always liked them, but I know I have to see how my other visits go," he said. "I'd rate the trip a 9.5 because I had a great time with Mortty and the coaches. There was nothing I felt I missed out on and I'd say they still lead right up there with Boston College."
This week Lyons plans to take his second official visit to Boston College when they host Virginia.
"I went up to Boston College for a visit, but never for a game. I want to see them play and get an idea of how the crowd and everything is," he said. "I also want to see the new improvements on the buildings they were working on and how the coaches interact with the players up there."