Lyons has played in 41 games at Stanford, recording three interceptions.
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh recruited Lyons while he was the coach at Stanford, but did not coach him because he left to take the head coaching job with the San Francisco 49ers.
"They've been told there (are) three guys coming in, one coming in, a transfer from Stanford," Zordich said. "A true freshman (Keith Washington) and a safety who likes to play corner in Tyree Kinnel."
Lyons could enroll as a graduate student later this year after he gets his degree from Stanford.
Lyons, listed at 6’1” and 193 pounds, could be in line for a significant role on the field next season should the transfer become official.
"Wayne was here over the weekend, spent some time with him," Zordich said of the 6-foot-1, 193-pounder. "He's the right kind of body, a bigger body, like Channing (Stribling), a lot of length, a pretty good corner. What I saw at Stanford, he did pretty well."
In February, Michigan hired Lyons' mom, Gwen Bush, to a "player development" role.
Michigan open the season with a Thursday night game at Utah on Sept. 3. Their non-conference slate includes home games against Oregon State, UNLV and BYU before opening conference play Oct. 3 at Maryland.
- Scooby Axson