The Nevada Wolf Pack football team received a verbal commitment from linebacker Matthew Lyons on Monday, according to Rivals.com.
Lyons, who spent his red-shirt year in 2011 with the Washington Huskies of the Pac-12 Conference, played last season for the Pierce College Brahmas of Woodland Hills, Calif.
The 6-foot-2, 230--pound Lyons is a quick, outside linebacker. He also told deepsouthrecruiting.com that he had offers from Southern Mississippi, Wyoming, UNLV, Hawaii and Houston as well as the Wolf Pack.
"I feel I play fast and physical," Lyon told the recruiting web site. "I can diagnose quickly and disrupt plays with my quickness."
Lyons played eight games last season for Pierce and had 49 tackles with 6.5 tackles for a loss. He also had a half sack and knocked down four passes. His half-sack (and six tackles) came in a 37-34 double-overtime victory over Mt. San Jacinto College in the Patriotic Bowl.
Lyons had 117 tackles and four interceptions his senior year at Dorsey High School in Los Angeles. He also had 135 tackles and six fumble recoveries as a junior at Dorsey.
Coming out of high school in the summer of 2011, Dorsey was rated as the No. 50 outside linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com and the No. 61 outside linebacker by Scout.com.
Wednesday is the first day football recruits can sign their National Letter of Intent.