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Lyons, Wilson Playmakers for Desoto
Down in the Dallas/Fort Worth area of the country, football talent is for certain. And when the school name Desoto is mentioned, most in the loop of football in the Lone Star State know that this program produces nationally ranked recruits. Of the many prospects that coach Claude Mathis has to work with, a good number of them are committed. Offensive lineman Curtis Riser and cornerback Bryson Echols are both headed to Texas while defensive end Michael Richardson is heading to College Station to play for Texas A&M. Running back Devin Rushing decided to commit to Air Force late last month. And there are many more. "You got Alexander Lyons at linebacker and he will end up at Baylor, Arkansas or Rice. It just depends on him," Mathis said. "He is a very smart kid who is one of the guys who is the heart and soul of our defense." The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Lyons led the team in tackles last season. Also on the defensive side of the ball is cornerback Jalen Mills, who began working out with the Eagles this off-season. Things in the recruiting department took off for the 5-foot-11, 190-pound Mills during that time. "Jalen Mills is a kid who has really done well for us. He came over and he had about two offers and now he has about eight," Mathis said. "Virginia, Baylor, Memphis and Houston are just a few of them." Of course that did not matter as Mills made the call this week to be part of the LSU program. Mathis describes Mills as a "very physical corner" who loves to come up and hit you. But the one athlete who has wowed Mathis on a daily basis is a member of his equally talented class of 2013 athlete. The one who headlines them all is Dontre Wilson. When Wilson gets his hands on the ball, according to Mathis, special things can happen for the Desoto team. "Dontre Wilson has got what is called ‘IT.' Anytime you run a low 4.4 or 4.3 (40-yard) and can make people miss in the open field and can't be caught, you have something special," Mathis said. "He (Wilson) is about 5-foot-10, and weighs about 175 pounds. He also has great hands and is just a beast. Really, he is that good." Judging by his ever-expanding list of offers, that statement is all truth. Mathis said that Wilson "has been offered by every BCS school out there." Wilson will likely be at the top of the Scout.com rankings for the class of 2013.
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