July 4, 2007
Louisville one of many options for Lynn
D'Anton Lynn is blowing up before our eyes. The 6-foot-1, 177-pound safety from Celina, Texas, is picking up scholarship offers from the big boys left and right. Rated as the No. 28 safety prospect in the nation, Lynn's most recent top five included Louisville. Cardinalsports.com talked to the prospect recently to get the latest on his recruitment.
With offers from schools like Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Louisville, Nebraska, Penn State, Southern Cal, Texas Tech, UCLA, and others, the three-star player has been real busy this summer, hitting the camp circuit and opening eyes in the process. However, he named one particular highlight thus far. "Probably the USC camp," he said. "There were a lot of good players there. That was definitely the best the
talent I have played against. And I played good enough to get the offer."
Just a few days ago, Lynn named a top five of Louisville, Penn State, Texas Tech and USC. "It was set, but then I got the
offer from Florida," he said of his top five. "I'm going to look at them, and that may change things a little bit."
He said the Gators' coaching staff decided to jump on him after evaluating a highlight tape. He was recently invited to the invitation-only Friday Night Lights camp at UF.
One school that may be surprising in his top five is Louisville, a school whose recruiting has rarely extended into the Lonestar State previously. How did they get to him? "I really don't know," he answered with a laugh. "They were recruiting a tight end from Prosper - Taylor Thompson-and after they went there they went to McKinney, and the coach he told them to come and see me. Then they stopped by my practice and saw me. They asked to see my tape, and the next week I had an offer."
"I've followed them the last few years," he mentioned. "I know they have had really good quarterbacks, and I used to play quarterback. I knew they got a new head coach from Tulsa but I didn't know much about him. He seems like a good guy." He said there is a chance he may visit Louisville in July.
Lynn said he is being recruited by Cardinal coach Tony Alford, who wants him to come on board as a running back, while the Cards' safeties coach would love him in the secondary. Lynn said he could play either in college.
The player said his comfort level with the coaching staffs will likely play the biggest role in landing his commitment. And while an early commitment may come, he still wants to make sure he sees what other places have to offer. "I want to try to make my decision before football season, but I want to tell the school I make my decision with that I want to take some
of my officials," he explained. "I at least want to take two or three of my official visits."
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