At 6-2 ½, 218 pounds and sporting a 4.60 40-yard dash time, Flynn is a drop-back style quarterback with good athleticism, who ranks among the top signal callers in the entire Lone Star State. From Tyler's Lee High School, Flynn played in the same league as Reggie McNeal (Texas A&M) as a junior. Due to that many have overlooked his ability to be a leader.
Flynn makes very good reads on pass plays, and displays terrific perception when reading opposing defenses. He knows when he needs to drill a pass or use touch to drop the ball in. He can loft his passes to a precise spot, and Flynn can throw it deep when necessary. He also displays a knack for connecting on the tough, 18-yard out patterns.
The classic pocket passer completed 101 of 199 passes for 1650 yards, 13 Tds, and nine interceptions as a junior against some very stiff competition. Lee High School played against both 5A State Champions in Texas, the Large School 5A Runner Up, and the 5A State Champion in Arkansas just to name a few.
His father, Alvin Flynn, played quarterback at Baylor in the late 60's, so young Matt has come by his skills honestly.
Flynn has camped at Baylor, Texas A&M, and SMU, plus he plans to attend the Nike camp at College Station (Texas A&M) and the Alabama Mini Camp.
He benches 250 pounds, squats 390, and power cleans 270. Flynn has a 3.0 GPA and has made 1020 on the SAT, so he should qualify easily.
Flynn is considering the likes of Baylor, Alabama, LSU, Vanderbilt, Texas Tech, and Tennessee. According to him, the Tide, Bears, and ‘Dores have all offered scholarships.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Flynn attended the Alabama/Tennessee game last year with teammate, Grant Dickey, who was a 2002 signee for Bama. Flynn returned this past Saturday for the Tide's A-Day game and was called out of the stands during warm-ups where he spoke with Coach Dennis Franchione in the end zone.
Flynn likes the way SEC fans support their team, and if he chooses an SEC school, BamaMag.com likes the Tide's chances.