Fort Wayne (IN)
Weight: 190 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.4 seconds
RECEIVING G No. Yds Avg TD Long Avg/G
Selwyn Lymon 14 47 1134 24.1 13 86 81.0
PUNT RETURNS No. Yds Avg TD Long
Selwyn Lymon 1 55 55.0 1 55
KICK RETURNS No. Yds Avg TD Long
Selwyn Lymon 5 72 14.4 0 20
He has expressed interest in tOSU but Purdue is probably the favorite right now and is his only offer. He has a 36-inch vertical and has bench-pressed 285 pounds. He ran a sub 4.4 40 and plays BBall and runs track in Indiana.
Competes in 400M and long jump
400 meter Dash
1. Selwyn Lymon, 11, Harding
2. Bryan Payton, 12, Concordia
3. Brandon Bryant, 12, Harding
4. Benjamin Strycker, 12, Elkhart Central
5. Travis White, 10, Northrop
Selwyn Lymon transferred this past summer from North Side to Harding, and will be competing for the Hawks this year. I think Lymon and Payton will both be among the state's very elite 400 runners, as can Brandon Bryant, now with Lymon as a training partner. Strycker had a good regional race last year, and White will be much better for the Bruins this year with a year under his belt. This will be a very fast race.
1. Justin Wynn, 12, Snider
2. Selwyn Lymon, 11, Harding
3. Kristian Brown, 12, Snider
4. Trenton Chupp, 11, Northwood
5. Dominique Hill, 11, Snider
I think this is the best long jump field in Indiana, with 8 athletes returning who jumped at least 22 feet last year. Justin Wynn returns at the state runner-up last year, Lymon as the regional champion, and Kristian Brown and Bobby Brown returning as solid jumpers. Again, though, the depth of this field of athletes is unbelievable. There should be several athletes from this regional hit the Automatic Qualifying Standard.
Class 2A First team IN as a junior
4 Selwyn Lymon 6-5, 200, 4.45, Indianapolis Harding, IN (IND, ND, PUR, OHST, MICH, MIST)
Selwyn Lymon knows how to make an entrance.
After transferring from North Side this summer, Lymon played his first game in a Harding uniform
Aug. 22 against Snider. He introduced himself by catching four passes for 91 yards, including two touchdowns. The second score was for 72 yards and turned out to be the game-winning touchdown.
"Our kids didn't really 100 percent accept him until he excelled in the Snider game," Harding coach Sherwood Haydock said. "They knew he was good but it was almost like he wasn't one of us yet. When he scored that second touchdown, he became one of the guys and they realized the benefit of him coming over."
At 6-foot-5, 190 pounds and having blazing-fast legs, Lymon brings lots of benefits.
Already this year he's played defensive end, safety, wide receiver, tight end and slotback. Besides learning new positions, he's had to learn a completely new offense.
"I knew it would be different because these guys pass all the time," Lymon said. "It was like go here, go there. It was a lot harder because I had to work on more routes and formations. I had to forget everything I knew from North Side's playbook."
"I think he was in shock when he came to our mini-camp and realized how many passes he was going to catch," Haydock said. "His comment about the first week was that he only had to learn three or four routes at the other place."
Because Lymon was a regional track champion in the long jump and 400 meters, Haydock figured his new junior was a track guy dabbling in football.
"He's more than that," Haydock said. "After coaching him this year, I think he's a football player who runs track. He's the first guy about 6-5 I've seen who can make moves like that."
Now Lymon loves playing in Harding's wide-open offense. He has 33 catches this season for nine touchdowns, averaging 21.6 yards per catch. He had four straight 100-yard games to start the season as he learned to hook up with quarterback Reggie Smith.
"It's just exciting with Reggie because a short pass can turn into a deep bomb," Lymon said. "I don't have to tell him. He's going to look and if I'm open, he's going to get me the ball."