Sounds like a great kid.
Wayne Lyons visited today
Conclusion: This highly intelligent defensive back is the kind of player that can get the defensive unit lined up properly and excel on coverage teams. Look for him to be a team leader and a possible three-year starter.
Possible four year starter at UM.
3 year - leaving early?
( see, our defense is not so good so he would likely start as a freshman, see?)
I could see him playing for three years and leaving early.......to attend Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar if he maintains the level of academic excellence.
almost a must get. I am really hoping we can land this kid because i think he has defensive stud written all over him.
"How many African-American players have graduated with an engineering degree in the past five years? Year-by-year? Please list their names."
This guy is awesome. Come to Michigan, Wayne! You won't be disappointed!
to the recruiting post from Tim talking about his visit.
He would fit right in with this team and program.
Top mechanical engineering schools (as ranked by National Research Council): Brown, Cal Tech, Northwestern, Stanford, Princeton, Michigan, MIT, Berkeley, UCSB, Johns Hopkins, UCSD, Illinois, blah blah blah.
Of these, NW, Stanford, MI, Cal, IL have good football teams.
Of these mechanical engineering schools with good football teams, these have wings: Michigan.
Also, Space, Bitches, Space.
 NRC actually looks at research coming out of an institution, unlike US News and World Report, which goes on gut feelings of institution heads. NRC looks at research money, papers published, measurable quantities.
I would wonder how many players period graduated with an engineering degree. That is no small feat. Hate to see skin color always brought into this...I believe Omameh is an engineering student.
Not sure about Omameh, but I'm fairly certain that Ezeh is an engineering major.
You don't have to guess at this stuff. There's a fantastic site called mgoblue.com that has all this info listed.
Ezeh is a sociology major.
Omameh was in engineering but is now a sociology major which is totally understandable because being a starter on a Big Ten football team and majoring in engineering are both 40+ hour/week time commitments.
One of those is only 20 hours and 15 minutes.
Kevin Leach is a mechanical engineer. I know Eric Puls from the basketball team was also an engineer, but he dropped basketball so he could keep up with his studies. Both players are walk-ons fwiw
Karl Tech has been in a bunch of my mechanical engineering classes. He's a smart guy...I know I wouldn't be able to do football and engineering.
but i think Patrick is majoring in Sociology.
We should have our new superstar recruiter, Kellen Jones, jump on this one. From what I've seen and read on here, Kellen Jones also wants to enroll in the Engineering school. He may feel a lot better having a fellow recruit going through the same classes as him at the same time. It's fairly easy to line your schedules up similarly..
I'm honestly weary from trying to reason with people.
"In fact, the atrocious offense of 2008 actually scored more points in the 1st half of the Big Ten season than did our 2010 offense."
Little Known Fact: The first half of John Holmes dick was three inches long...
1. This is the wrong thread for this comment.
2. This is the sort of uneducated drivel I try to avoid by coming to MGoBlog.
How in the hell is this relevant to this thread? I guess you did mention Florida, and Wayne Lyons is from Florida, but I do not see how a student with 44 scholarship offers is a "leftover". You sir, = FAIL.
I hope you like South America because you sir will be going there shortly.
take your "rational" debate back to rivals and meltdown with your friends there. and stop hijacking threads
Well THAT was out of left field.
I wish I could neg this twice.
i really appreciate you putting this thread up. +1 on to you for posting. Great to hear how intelligent he is, and able to excel with both books and football! Love to have him in the maize and blue!
I didn't know any of that about Wayne Lyons, so thanks for sharing. Sounds like a great kid.
This kid sounds fantastic.. U of M may seem like a long ways away, but Wayne, you will be right at home here. I hope you come!
The kid sounds great! And we could use some more Academic All Big Tens, I'm kinda dissapointed we only had 8 this year.
On his rivals page I saw he's being recruited to ND by our very own Mike Elston, now their D-line coach.
Lyons has more maturity as a high school senior than I did at the age of 30. And certainly more than some of the people commenting around here lately.
He is going to be successful in life and would be great to have on the team.
Lyons spends much of his time at school building robots,
A U-M team of over 20 students won a $750,000 grant as first place finishers in the Multi Autonomous Ground-robotic International Challenge (MAGIC), a two-year competition organized by the defense departments of the United States and Australia.
I'm having trouble embedding a picture of the team found on that page, but it may answer another of his questions. The kids may not have graduated yet, but they're certainly there. On the team. Along with the white kids and the robots.
That is exactly the photo I failed with. Your superior skill is appreciated.
He sounds a lot like Myron Rolle. Bobby Bowden got him because his official visit focused heavily on academics, during which they outlined a class by class plan to meet his academic goals while playing football. Everyone else focused on football and didn't understand that academics really came first with him.
He does sound like a great kid to have on the team. Seems like he could develop into a great leader on our defense. Does anyone know how the visit went for him? Tomvh?
I can't wait for Tom's visit reviews on Countess, Lyons, and others. FIRE UP THE SIGNAL.
He has a 5.0?! Holy crap!
Probably one of the only players whose 40 time is lower than his GPA. (Since it's hard to run something lower than a 4.0, which is the conventional scale. This is not a knock on the other kids, just a comment that a 5.0 scale is sort of weird. I know, I know, AP classes and what not.)
I hope we can get him and Walls. Lets sure up this defense and turn this defense into a power equal to the offense.
Here's hoping we land Lyons, Walls, Jernigan, Zettel, Countess, and Frost....and of course keep Hart! That would be a great way to round out our 2011 class! Now who will be our new DC?
and people are speculating that Walls is a silent commit to a school that isn't Michigan.
RR & crew needs to get this young man to AA next fall. Special batch of snake oil please! He's the quintessential student-athlete and someone our entire fan base can be proud of. Come on down Wayne!!
Can't wait for the chants to begin in Ann Arbor.
Mr. Lyons - GO BLUE