Dorsey LB Matt Lyons committed to Washington very early in the recruiting process and he even…
Lyons Ready to be a Husky
Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey linebacker Matthew Lyons was a machine the past two seasons, putting up some staggering statistics for the Don's defense. In his junior campaign he had 135 tackles, six fumble recoveries, three sacks, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and a touchdown. This season, he totaled 142-tackles, four-interceptions and four-sacks. Lyons committed to Steve Sarkisian and the Washington Huskies back in April. On Wednesday, Lyons hosted the Washington coaches for an in-home visit. "It was cool," said Lyons. "We spent most of the time talking about me getting up there early." Lyons has been working hard to get ready to enroll early at Washington. In addition to his regular class load and training, Lyons has been taking night school to get ahead. "Yea, I'm taking an extra class this semester so I don't have to take any next semester," said Lyons. Lyons is a sure tackler that uses his speed to make plays on defense. Because of that speed, there are a couple of options for where the Washington coaches can use him. "Right now I'm at 192," said Lyons. "The coaches see me playing on the edge, but it all depends on how my body develops. They said they will try me at some different positions when I get up there, but most likely at SAM or WILL." Lyons is close to fulfilling a life-long dream and talked about what it will mean to play college football. "It's exciting, I'm ready to play college football," said Lyons. "Just to learn the playbook, to get into things… I think I'm gonna talk to coach Cox on Skype so I can start learning stuff." It should be no surprise that Lyons wants to get started on the playbook, he is a player that prides himself on being well prepared. "I think that I am a smart player," said Lyons. "I love to play downhill and I just try and play violent." Lyons will be up in Seattle for his official visit this weekend. Next weekend, two of his Dorsey teammates, Marvin Hall and Joseph Gray, will take their officials to Washington. Lyons had no doubts about what it would be like to play with his current teammates. "It's gonna be fun." Jake Worthen is a Northwest Recruiting Analyst for Scout.com. Follow him on Twitter | Contact him at E-Mail | .
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