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Jameial Lyons Stays In-State with Penn State

Commitment - Jameial Lyons

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Jameial Lyons – 2023 EDGE – Penn State Commit

The Basics

Jameial Lyons is a 2023 EDGE prospect out of Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He stands at strong 6'4" and 255 pounds. Currently the 247 sports composite ranks him as the 13th overall player in Pennsylvania and the 41st ranked EDGE nationally. Before announcing his commitment to Penn State, he released a top five of West Virginia, Penn State, Pitt, Illinois and Cincinnati. Ultimately, Lyons chose to spend his college years in Happy Valley and play for coach James Franklin and the Nittany Lions.

Current DE + EDGE roster and incoming players in ’22 and ‘23

Davon Townley Jr (RS Freshman), Adisa Isaac (RS Junior), Zuriah Fisher (Sophomore), Nick Tarburton (RS Senior), Amin Vanover (Sophomore), Rodney McGraw (RS Freshman), Smith Vilbert (RS junior), Spencer Perry (RS freshman), Jake Wilson (RS sophomore), Ken Talley (’22), Demeioun Robinson (transfer in), Jameial Lyons (’23)

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Opportunities for playing time

With a large defensive end room currently and many of the players in the room likely back for the 2023-24 season, Lyons will have to be exception to play early on. Lyons will most certainly need to develop his body, adding mass and strength to effectively compete in the Big Ten Conference. Watching Lyons game film what stands out most is his technique. He forcefully uses his hands and leverage to breakaway from blockers on the edge. He stands out mostly as a run stopper, being especially effective against stopping runs targeting the C and D gaps along the O-line. By his sophomore year he could begin to see action on man assignment where he could be tasked with spying the opposing running back. Due to his longer frame and flashes of promising speed and athleticism, he will be able to take on blockers and effectively bring down both elusive and power style running backs along the trenches of the line. Long term, he projects to be a solid P5 starter for a great program in Penn State.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]