Pair of B1G programs crack Top 5 for Pennsylvania DE in 2023 class
A pair of B1G programs have cracked the Top 5 for a heavily-recruited defensive end out of Pennsylvania.
Jameial Lyons, a 6-foot-4, 245-pound defensive lineman out of Philadelphia, revealed his Top 5 teams on Friday. Making the cut out of the B1G were Illinois and Penn State. The other 3 schools were Cincinnati, Pitt and West Virginia.
Per 247Sports, Lyons is ranked as one of the Top 500 overall prospects in the 2023 recruiting class. He’s also listed as the No. 13 player out of Pennsylvania and No. 38 at the defensive end position.
Top 5!!! (Recruitment 100% Still Open) pic.twitter.com/l05cd67g5v
— Jameial Lyons (@Mill12k) March 26, 2022
From 247Sports recruiting analyst Brian Dohn:
Verified size with length and wide-shouldered frame to fill out to 260-plus. Offers position versatility at college level as edge or defensive lineman. Displays raw athleticism as a two-way player in high school. High ceiling prospect based on physical traits, which includes 40 time in the 4.8s. Possesses strength throughout frame. Plays standing up and comes off edge and with hand on ground for Roman Catholic. Shows burst and some quick twitch at snap. Has body control and demonstrates change of direction in space.
The programs that extended the offer that did not make the cut were Boston College, Cincinnati, Maryland, Nebraska and others.
Below are some highlights from Lyons’ high school career: