The additions to NC State's 2017 recruiting class continue to roll in this week. On Thursday night, the Wolfpack received a commitment from Xavier Lyas, who is an intriguing defensive end prospect from Durant High School in Florida. Lyas announced his college decision on Twitter.
GO WOLFPACK pic.twitter.com/XGem8J3ach— xavierlyas (@xavierlyas) June 16, 2016
There is some good background on Lyas in this article from BigCountyPreps.com. He only recently resumed playing football, and that was only after going through a growth spurt that shot him up to 6'5. His junior season was his first full year of high school football, and he didn't exactly have a breakthrough performance, as he recorded only 13 tackles. He's very much a raw talent at this point.
He's listed as a two-star recruit by Scout, and according to that site all but one of his current scholarship offers are from mid-major programs. That can change fast in football recruiting, especially once coaches get more game tape on him. Obviously, NC State's coaches are already big fans of his potential. I am guessing they had the opportunity to see Lyas in person earlier this week at the satellite camp held by Florida Atlantic.
Here are the rather sparse highlights from his junior year: