Folsom (Calif.) 2023 tight end Lyonnais walker has seen its stock explode in recent weeks.
Now Lyon are set for a busy June as they try to get out to see a number of schools that have offered or may be close to offering it.
With 25 offers under his belt, a dozen of them arrived last month.
“I received 12 offers last month, Miami, Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio State, LSU, Texas A&M, Auburn, Tennessee, Alabama, Michigan, Penn State and Cal,” Lyons said. “It all matters so much because of the magnitude that they come from the best conferences in the country and they’re all generally big programs, so they all make so much sense and I’m looking at every one of them.”
This weekend, he will visit two.
He will visit the state of Ohio starting Friday, Michigan Saturday and Notre Dame Sunday.
Then two more unofficial visits are planned for this month.
“On June 20 I’m going to Oklahoma with Malachi Nelson and on June 21 I’m going to Texas,” Lyons said.
Lyons said some of the recent offers he received caught his eye.
“Some recent offers that have occurred to me are from Texas, Michigan, Alabama and the State of Ohio, simply because of the prestige of these programs and their history of success in football, ” said Lyon.
And he builds good relationships with a number of schools, most of which have offered and even some that have not.
“The schools that recruit me the hardest are USC, Washington, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas, UCLA, BYU, and a few others,” Lyons said. “The coaches I talk to the most and have the best relationships with are USC Coach (Seth) Doege, Washington Coach (Derham) Cato, Washington Coach (Derek) Sage ‘UCLA, Coach (Kevin) Wilson of Ohio State, Coach Jay Harbaugh of Michigan, Coach (Jamar) Cain of Oklahoma and Coach (Jeff) Banks of Texas. “
Although neither Stanford nor UCLA have proposed it, the two are talking to him. a lot.
“I’m FaceTime with UCLA and will unofficially do them for sure in June,” Lyons said. “I think Stanford is about to offer and I’ll be there on June 19.”
The cardinal signed his Folsom teammate Ari Patu, who is now on campus as the first registrant.
He has a large list of schools he hopes to see.
“I will (also) unofficially visit in June, Ohio State, Michigan, Notre Dame, USC, Stanford and UCLA. I could also try to take a trip down South and go to Texas, Oklahoma, then a a few more SEC schools maybe in July. “
While at South Bend this weekend, he will be at Irish Invasion, then he plans to camp in Sacramento State in mid-June.
“That’s all I expected for sure,” Lyons said.
Still, with all the attention and more potential offers looming, there’s no rush to name favorites.
“I don’t have a list of the best schools yet, but I plan to go deeper into schools this summer and try to find what I like and what I don’t like about some schools,” Lyons said. . “I hope to be sure where I want to go towards the end of my junior year, but I’m not going to force a decision just because I want to join early.”
Despite only appearing six games, Lyon have had a strong junior season, scoring just under 300 receiving yards, six touchdowns and three sacks as a starter in both directions.
“My second season went really well and was a great experience learning college football speed,” said Lyons.
Four stars in the industry-generated 247Sports composite ranking, Lyon ranks 9th nationally and 10th in the state of California in 2023.