Lyn Bringing Florida Swagger

SyracuseFan.com talked to Miramar, Fla., product Keondrick Lyn late Wednesday night as he gave the Orange coaching staff a verbal commitment earlier in the day. This is yet another quality player from the Sunshine State that Syracuse will have to implement into their roster.

Keondrick Lyn is fresh off of a Florida 6A State Championship and while he was a soft commit to Northern Illinois for a bit, he decided on Wednesday that he would be coming to Syracuse with the rest of his friends to play college ball. We talked to the 6-foot-1, 200-pound defensive back about why he chose ‘Cuse.

"I just committed earlier today to Syracuse," Lyn said. "I made sure I called Coach (Scott) Shafer first and then I called Coach (Doug) Marrone after that. They were really excited and said they couldn't wait to coach me, so it was a pretty cool time. They like the type of person I am and just like what I bring to the table. They think I'll help the program a lot and get them where they want to be."

Lyn talked about how nice it will be to have a lot of players from his home state right beside him.

"I pretty much know all the guys they've been recruiting and grew up playing ball with them, so we all got together and decided we wanted to go up to Syracuse and help turn the program around," Lyn explained. "I'm working on Michaelee Harris who took the visit with me this weekend. We had a ton of fun while we were up there, so I'm working on getting him to come with us from Louisville."

"I felt like Syracuse was definitely the best fit for me and me and the boys from Florida wanted to change the program around by winning the Big East and getting to a championship. I feel like I really shut down my side of the field and can help my team out with that and also can play a lot of positions. I can get in the nickel, play safety, play outside ‘backer and be a return guy too."

As a senior, Lyn had 120 tackles, three forced fumbles, five interceptions and an interception return for a touchdown. He was named first-team All-County and Class 6A All-State.

Lyn will no longer be taking his official visit to Marshall this weekend and says that "he is done".

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