Wayne Lyons Transfers From Stanford To Michigan
Stanford defensive back Wayne Lyons will be transferring to the Michigan Wolverines for the 2015 season. Michigan defensive backs coach Mike Zordich confirmed the news to MLive on Thursday.
“Wayne was here over the weekend, we spent some time with him and I’ve watched a lot of film on him,” Zordich said. “I think he’s the right kind of body, a bigger body, he’s a lot like Channing (Stribling). A lot of length. From what I saw with him at Stanford, he did pretty well.”
Lyons will be eligible to participate immediately at Michigan in 2015 as he will be a graduate transfer. Speculation was rampant that Lyons would transfer to Michigan following his mother’s hire at Michigan. Lyons was recruited by Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh when Harbaugh was at Stanford.
In his four years at Stanford, Lyons played in 43 games. He broke his foot as a freshman in 2011 against San Jose State, which caused him to miss the rest of the season. In 2012, 2013, and 2014, Lyons played in every game for Stanford.
He had 3 tackles in 2011, 25 tackles and one interception in 2012 as a Sophomore, 69 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, 2 fumbles forced, and 2 interceptions in 2013. His 69 tackles in 2013 were fifth best on the team. In 2014, Lyons finished with 30 tackles and forced a fumble.
Lyons will be in the running for a starting cornerback spot with the Wolverines.