Wayne Lyons is a high flying defensive back prospect from south Florida. Lyons, now 6-1 and 185, plays safety for Ft. Lauderdale Dillard High School. Last season as a junior he racked up 75 tackles, 21 tackles and forced six fumbles.
"I am a hard hitting playmaker that's always around the ball," Lyons said. "I have cover skills and hitting skills. Most teams like me as a strong safety, some as a cornerback. It doesn't matter to me but I probably prefer safety."
Lyons is in the middle of the off-season, working out and running track. He's hoping to make the state finals.
"I really enjoy running track. I run the 110 hurdles. I almost made it to state last season and I am looking forward to going to state this year."
According to Lyons he has 26 scholarship offers. The latest are from USC, Ohio State, Illinois, Wake Forest, and FSU. Stanford was the first to offer.
"I am going to Florida State for their Junior Day on the 20th. Last summer I went to a Notre Dame summer camp and I went to Stanford for their game against Washington. I also went to a few Miami and Florida games.
"I really want to go to as many schools as possible this spring and summer but it will all depend on money. I would love to check out some schools that would be hard to see like Nebraska and Wake. I can go to these Florida schools whenever."
So where does Lyons stand with the entire recruiting process? Does he have a leader?
"I am pretty open right now. There are so many new things coming at me now and everyone hasn't offered. Teams like Florida, LSU and Clemson haven't offered yet but are really recruiting me. So we shall see what happens."