May 24, 2007

Lynn has a soft spot for Texas Tech

One area Texas Tech has not had much luck in during Mike Leach's tenure is recruiting "legacies," or, prospects who have had family members play for the Red Raiders. Prospects such as Jonathan Nelson, Dravannti Johnson, and others have spurned their fathers' alma mater in favor of its Big 12 rivals (Oklahoma and Texas respectively).

However, Tech has an opportunity to change its recent streak of bad luck with its recruitment of Celina's D'Anton Lynn.

Lynn, whose father Anthony was a running back for the Red Raiders, is no stranger to Lubbock and his affinity for West Texas and its major university is no secret. However, with several national powers entering the race for his services, one has to wonder if Texas Tech really has a shot with the potential four-star prospect.

"I really like Tech," he said. "I'm considering them just like I'm considering all my offers."

And offers are something Lynn has in abundance, from schools like Texas Tech, Penn State, Iowa, Arkansas, UCLA, and many others.

"I haven't really received any new ones this week," he said of the blistering pace at which his offers had been rolling in. "It's still the same ones."

While Lynn is still not ready to name a favorite, he did say that he has a soft spot in his heart for Texas Tech.

"I really like Lubbock and Texas Tech," he said. "My dad and I used to always talk about me playing there and all that, but now that I've got all these offers, he said he's going to try to stay neutral. So he's just letting me do my thing now."

Another advantage Tech appears to have is their coaching staff.

"I really like Coach Mainord," Lynn explained. "He was there when my dad was there and my dad has told me a lot of great things about what a great coach he is. He was also an NFL coach, so you know he knows his stuff. I also got some phone calls today from two of their other coaches. One of them, Coach Riley, was asking me how everything was and asking when I was going to visit and all that, so that was cool."

While only time will tell how Tech will do with this legacy, right now their chances look pretty good.


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