BATESVILLE — Lyon College has signed its first recruit as the school prepares to launch its football program after a 60-year absence.
Coach Kirk Kelley announced Tuesday that the first player to sign with the Scots is Garett Denton of Batesville. Denton becomes the first Lyon College football player since the school last fielded a team in 1951.
Denton played offensive tackle last season for Batesville as the team advanced to the Class 5A state championship game. He's now playing tight end for Batesville this fall.
Lyon will sign recruits to come to campus and practice starting in the fall of 2014 and all will be redshirted with plans to start playing in fall 2015 in NAIA.