Tim Lynott talks ASU visit

Offensive lineman Tim Lynott has been able to rack up an impressive list of offers early in his recruiting process, and these days is embarking on several visits to his main suitors. Last weekend the Aurora, Col. standout took in Tempe and shared him impressions of that trip with Devils Digest.

"I had a great time there," Lynott said. "I was touring the campus with Coach Long and Coach Thomsen and we spent the majority of the day with them. I got to also see all the athletic facilities which are awesome. We got to see some areas around campus and it was all really nice. Meeting with all the coaches and seeing what the program is all about is what impressed me the most.

"I plan on majoring in business and it was nice to see the new building they have. They also have a 400 million dollar renovation planned for the stadium and the football facilities which will be awesome when it's complete."

The 6-4 290 Tim Lynott was instrumental in Regis Jesuit High School's 9-2 record in 2013. The school featured one of Colorado's top ground attacks which produced over 3,100 yards averaging six yards a carry.

"Lynott, who plays right tackle for Regis, is a nasty run blocker who manhandles opponents when he gets his hands on them," said PrepColorado.com Publisher Jeff Stroud. "Lynott has an explosive first step and moves well when pulling. His athleticism is further evidenced by his ability to get to backers and finish blocks. Although currently a tackle, Lynott's skill set seems suited to a move inside as guard is his most likely college position."

The linemen said that the Sun Devil staff did like his quickness and pulling speed, as well as his hand work and his overall skills that are well suited for an up tempo offense.

"They (Arizona State) told me that they are recruiting me at guard," Lynott commented. "I liked seeing them run an up tempo offense because that is what my high school does too and I saw them run a lot of the same things we do and practice the same way we do and I liked that a lot.

"I was talking to some of the players there about the school, and I also talked to (incoming freshman) Sam Jones. We played against each other a few times so I know him. He told me that he loved it over there. When talking to Coach Graham he made it very clear that he wants his team to compete for a national championship and told me how much they wanted me. It was a real honor talking to him."

Colorado, Kansas State, Miami, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA and Washington State are some of the schools which extended offers thus far to Lynott. The lineman mentioned that he will visit both Oregon schools in May and UCLA in June.

"I think I'm going to push back my decision and go on a couple of official visits before I decide," Lynott stated. "I want to make sure I see all the schools that are interested in me and make sure that whatever school I go to is the right school for me. I want to get to know the coaches and players more at the schools I'm looking into. I'm looking for a place where I would get a chance for early playing time, go to a place that has a very good business school, and just look at everything and see if this is where I want to spend the next four years of my life.

"I don't have a short list and am just trying to keep my options open. So I'm not favoring schools or making lists. I like all the schools that are interested in me and what they are about. I'm going to plan out my official visits later on, but after what I saw at ASU I think I want to take an official visit and see more of it."


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