I see from headlines on Scout that Wayne Lyons is a visitor this weekend. While "google-stalking" for info on the visit, I stumbled on a great article about him. It may have been posted here in the past, but in light of his visit I thought it was worth sharing.
Coaches at 44 schools have offered Wayne Lyons a scholarship
His list includes offers from Alabama, Boston College, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Miami, Michigan, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Stanford, Tennessee, UCLA and Wisconsin.
For example, of all the blue-chip high school players who now post details of their recruitment on Twitter, how many also include tweets such as the one Lyons sent out last week? "High school GPA has jumped to a 5.0 on the head! Gotta keep that no. 1 spot! Holding on to the dream -- Class Valedictorian for DHS c/o 2011."
He took calculus as a 10th-grader, is his class president and helped Dillard coach Manny Martin start a mentoring program this past spring.
When it became clear in ninth grade that Lyons would be an excellent football player, Bush simply assumed he'd go to Florida, the school she had attended and the school Lyons' sister currently attends. Then the recruiting mail started pouring in, and Bush began reading up on all the universities.
"His sophomore year, he'll get his bachelor's degree" Dillard's Martin said. "His junior year, he'll be working on his masters."
"I want a school," he said, "where the degree is worth something."
Wants to know:
"How many African-American players have graduated with an engineering degree in the past five years? Year-by-year? Please list their names."
Reading the whole article makes me really want this kid to be a Wolverine. What an incredible role model he could be.
I can't wait to hear about his visit.