Michigan football added some depth to its secondary this off-season when Stanford graduate transfer cornerback Wayne Lyons came into the mix.
Lyons was a four-star prospect in the class of 2011 that was recruited by Jim Harbaugh when he was the head coach at Stanford. Prior to National Signing Day, Harbaugh left the program to take the San Francisco 49ers position.
It's funny how two people can cross paths and find their way back to each other after a few years. Lyons is happy it happened and loves the opportunity he has been given in Ann Arbor.
"I'm excited to get this opportunity because I saw what he did for the Stanford program, what he did for the 49ers, he has a resume that shows that he knows what it takes to win," Lyons said. "And I want to be a part of a program where I'm pushing myself to the max, I'm getting everything out of the opportunity that's given to me.
"I'm just looking forward to whatever comes out of this."
With fifth-year senior Blake Countess transferring to Auburn, Lyons finds himself as the elder statesman of the cornerback group and projects as the other starter across from Jourdan Lewis.
"I just bring the experience and understand that it takes communication, discipline," he said. "Just being on the same page with each other and understanding various assignments. The biggest thing is just being discipline because that's what makes and embraces a good team."