2019 in-state OT Lynn on CU's radar

Standing at 6-foot-6, 295 pounds, 2019 Cherry Creek (Greenwood Village) High School offensive lineman Michael Lynn is a mountain of a young man. It’s no wonder the local product is on the Colorado Buffaloes’ radar.

College interest is starting to pick up for Lynn and he's had a chance to get to know the Buffs, first date kind of stuff. The in-state hopeful would like to hear more from CU and he wouldn't mind future trips to Boulder for games at Folsom.

“Just kind of been doing me and waiting,” Lynn told BuffStampede.com about early, real early, interest from colleges.

“I went to the CU under the lights camp and that was a great experience. I believe at that time I was 6-6, 290 something. … I got the chance to talk to the offensive lines coach [Klayton Adams]. I didn’t get to talk to him about anything personal, he helped me out with my kick step and my stance.”

CU’s recruiting gem, the Champions Center, shines in Lynn’s and other prospects’ eyes. That’s a bad line, but it's true.

“Right now I’m following CU, really like the whole program. It’s beautiful. I love it. I loved the locker room. It’s amazing,” Lynn continued.

Lynn starts for the Colorado 5A powerhouse Cherry Creek Bruins, quite the feat for a sophomore. The Bruins are off to a somewhat disappointing 3-3 start to the season, with Creek finding its recent form via a 42-7 shellacking of Fossil Ridge (Fort Collins) on Friday night. Lynn is seeing improvements in his game with loads of time left to develop at the prep level.

“A lot of my teammates have also said I’m kind of doing better. I finally got my jitters out,” Lynn said.

Future Buffalo Jonathan Van Diest is promoting the rise at the Engelwood high school. Lynn benefits from battling the 2017 three-star black and gold protégé in practice.

“Jon Van Diest is committed to CU. He’s doing amazing. He’s getting strong in the weight room definitely. He’s a great mentor,” Lynn continued on teammates.

“I did [practice against JVD] earlier in the season, but then our coaches made us go against the scout team. John is great to go against, really gives me the D-1 feel. He’s really good at slapping away your hands so our coaches and I work on keeping our hands to ourselves and staying square until he get up in your personal space.”

When picking a college, family will likely be an important factor for Lynn. The 2019 prospect gets a sense of family at Creek and it’s a calling card for CU’s recruiting.

“I had my coaches as kind of a father figure and that’s carried me out,” Lynn said.

“I love the football program here. I honestly think it’s one of the best in the nation. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.”

Creek headman Dave Logan knows the game of football. Lynn is drawing from that longtime coaching experience to grow as a player.

“Coach Logan has really just kind of told me to focus on my game. Understand what I’m not doing as well and work on that to get myself ready for the next level,” Lynn said.

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