Defensive lineman Clanton (Ala.) Chilton County Daphne (Ala.) High 6-foot-3, 283 pounds
Lykes suffered a season-ending ankle injury in the third game of his senior campaign, but that didn't keep the Tigers from pursuing and ultimately signing the big man. AuburnSports.com spoke with Lykes about his recovery, how close he is to being 100-percent, when he plans to report to the Plains and more in the 17th of our profile stories of the 2008 signees.
On his workout regime: "I've added a little weight. I've been working out with the high school team this summer. I got the packet from Auburn. I do that. The football team does it because I gave it to them."
You're at 283 now. Is that where you want to be when you report? "Yeah. I feel good at this weight. I'm big and I can still move."
When are you planning to report to Auburn? "I'll be there June 8. I can't wait."