In news that isn’t so shocking, it’s been confirmed by Michigan cornerbacks coach Mike Zordich that former Stanford cornerback Wayne Lyons will be transferring to the Wolverines for his final year of football.
Lyons will be a graduate transfer after playing four seasons at Stanford. He received a redshirt his freshman year in 2011.
Zordich basically confirmed the move on Wednesday, saying Lyons was on campus over the weekend, and they’re looking forward to having him for fall camp.
“Wayne was here over the weekend, we spent some time with him and I’ve watched a lot of film on him,” Zordich said. “I think he’s the right kind of body, a bigger body, he’s a lot like Channing (Stribling). A lot of length.
“From what I saw with him at Stanford, he did pretty well.”
Lyons hasn’t been a statistical standout during his college career, but his play will be welcomed in a Michigan secondary that may only be a few steps away from becoming a good unit.
“Our (cornerbacks room) has been told that there is going to be three (new) guys coming into the secondary,” Zordich says. “We’ve got a transfer from Stanford coming in, a true freshman (in Keith Washington) and a (freshman) safety who likes to play corner in Tyree Kinnel.
“They know their backs are against the wall (and they have to compete).”
Zordich has acknowledged the frontrunners are junior Jourdan Lewis, senior Blake Countess and junior Channing Stribling as the top cornerbacks so far in practice.
Tyler Fenwick is the managing editor of The Big House Report. Follow him on Twitter @Ty_Fenwick.