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WR Lyons names first official

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Pittsburgh (Pa.) Woodland Hills wide receiver Wesley Lyons announced his first official visit of the season to West Virginia. What does the 6-foot-5, 203-pounder like about them and who else is in the running for visits?
"I've got West Virginia scheduled on November 24th," he said. "They were the first ones to offer and they said I can play early as a freshman. They also have great fans down there and I can't wait to go and see the backyard brawl against Pittsburgh, that's a good game. Besides that, they've just been showing interest in me since I was a freshman."
Lyons has taken a liking to the coaches as well.
"The coaches there are great," he said. "I especially like coach Gibson, Rodriguez and Jones. They all seem like good guys, fun people who can also be serious."
Are there any other schools in the running for the No. 27 player in Pennsylvania's visits?
"I'm looking at Ohio State kind of, but mostly I'm really focused on the season right now," he said. "I plan to take all five of my visits. I want to do a few visits during and a couple after the season. A few other schools I'm still looking at include Louisville and Oklahoma a bit too."
What about Boston College, Wisconsin and Iowa?
"I don't know how early I can play at those schools, but they are all still in the running for visits too," he said. "I know Boston College said they need a big target to go up and get the ball and Iowa and Wisconsin like big receivers."
The No. 67 receiver in the country kicks just finished up two scrimmages and is preparing for the upcoming season.
"I did pretty good in both of them I had three catches for 30 yards in the first one and three catches for 70 yards and two touchdowns in the second," he said. "I'm confident with our team, we're ranked No. 1 in a couple newspapers and I think we're as ready as we're going to be for the season. I feel I'm looking good coming into the season too, I can tell my speed, quickness, strength and just everything is better. I'm getting off the ball, past jams and all of that a lot faster."
Lyons hauled in 33 receptions for 600 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior.
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