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Owls land three-star 'backer

11/7/2011

Three-star OLB Alex Lyons (DeSoto, Texas) verbally commits to Rice, Rivals.com reports.

Lyons also had offers from Arkansas, Iowa and Kansas State.

The 6-0, 205-pounder ran a 4.9 40-yard dash, a 4.57 short shuttle and had a 27.5-inch vertical leap on the combine circuit.