Lyons reportedly confirms Michigan transfer


Senior corner Wayne Lyons plans to transfer to Michigan for his fifth year of eligibility, Rivals reported on Tuesday.

Senior corner Wayne Lyons will be heading to Michigan for his fifth year of eligibility. (JIM SHORIN. SPO)
Senior corner Wayne Lyons will reportedly be heading to Michigan for his fifth year of eligibility. (JIM SHORIN/

Though speculation surrounding Lyons has been swirling for some time, he reportedly texted Rivals that “there is some truth to the rumors” and that he will take a visit to Ann Arbor.

There has yet to be an official confirmation from Lyons, Stanford or Michigan.

This is not the first time a member of the Stanford football program has been rumored to join Jim Harbaugh at Michigan since he was hired in late December. Just days after Harbaugh became the Wolverines’ head coach, it was widely reported that Director of Football Sports Performance Shannon Turley would rejoin him in Ann Arbor.

Those claims were later refuted, and Turley remains with the Cardinal. However, Lyons’ reported text message is a much more direct indication that he may be leaving the Farm than the Turley rumors were. Adding to the speculation, Michigan recently hired Lyons’ mother as its director of player development.

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