Lynn Goes In-Depth About Commitment

Just a few weeks after receiving an offer from coach Jerry Kill, Lake Zurich (Ill.) outside linebacker Jack Lynn decided to take an unofficial visit to check out the University of Minnesota. While on his visit, Lynn decided to pledge his commitment to the Golden Gophers. was able to catch up with Lynn and find why he chose the Gophers.

"The visit was awesome, it was everything that I wanted and expected," Lynn said. "We drove around in golf carts taking a tour of the campus. I got to talk with players and watched them lift and got to know them. Then I got to sit down and talk with the coaches and get to know them."

While on his visit Lynn decided to pull the trigger and commit to the Gophers.

"Everything just kind of fell into place," Lynn said when asked why he committed. "I had some question marks about the school and program and they got answered and I liked the answers so I decided Minnesota was the right place for me. And now that it's out of the way I'm pumped up and ready to go."

What kind of reaction did his commitment elicit from the coaching staff when he told them?

"At first it kind of caught them off guard, they were like ‘wow' like they weren't expecting it," said Lynn. "Then they were pretty fired up and happy about it."

With the commitment of Lynn, the Gophers now have four linebackers committed for the 2012 class. The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder said he expects to be used in a variety of ways from his outside linebacker position.

"They said told me that I will be a regular outside linebacker on running downs, and then on passing downs I would be a 3-4 type rushing linebacker."

Aside from being a stand-out athlete on the gridiron, the Gophers are also getting a player who has a great love for the game along with some other intangibles.

"I believe I bring a positive attitude and I just want to play football all the time," Lynn said. "I bring relentlessness and a lot of heart the kind of things that Coach Kill wants."

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