December 18, 2007
Lynn reconsidering his commitment to Penn State
After suffering a bitter defeat in last season's state championship game, athlete D'Anton Lynn is looking forward to ending his high school career on a good note.
"We play China Spring this Saturday for the state championship," said Lynn. "It feels really good to be back in the state game, especially after losing last year on that last second field goal. That was a big disappointment for us but I think we've all learned a lot and grown up since then."
The three-star prospect, who has been playing free safety and tight end during the playoffs, is particularly excited about playing in Texas Stadium.
"It'll only be the second time I've ever played in Texas Stadium," he explained. "Not only is it the state game, but it's really fun to play there because it's so close to Celina that we get a big crowd."
Off the field, the coaching carousel of college football has thrown a wrench in Lynn's plans.
"Coach Norwood leaving has affected my recruitment for sure," said the athlete. "I'm staying committed to Penn State for now, but after the season's over I'm going to take an official to (Texas) Tech and maybe to Baylor."
According to Lynn, both Texas Tech and Baylor have piqued his interest.
"Well I've always been interested in Texas Tech, I just never got out there, and now that I'm opening it up, I want to take another look at them. They've been on me for a long time and I like their coaches," he said. "And I figure I might as well take a visit to Baylor because that's where Coach Norwood is now. I liked him a lot when he was at Penn State, so I figured I might as well take a visit and see what's going on at Baylor."
The 6-foot-1, 180-pound star, has already visited Oklahoma and Penn State, says that distance is not an issue for him, but it might be for someone else in his house.
"When I committed to Penn State, some people thought it was because my dad (Cleveland Browns assistant Anthony Lynn) is in Cleveland, but it had nothing to do with it, because I know with his job he might change towns three times before I'm done with college, so that had nothing to do with it," explained Lynn. "But my mom is going to be in Celina for a while because my sister is just in 8th grade and I think it would make my mom happy for sure if I stayed close. She's letting me make the decision, but I know it wouldn't bother her at all if I was somewhere close."
Lynn hopes to come to a final decision sometime after he takes his remaining official visits.
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