Signee Spotlight: Jack Lynn

GoldenSports.net highlights incoming freshman linebacker Jack Lynn from Lake Zurich, Ill.

Profile: Jack Lynn
Size: 6-foot-3, 220 pounds
Hometown: Lake Zurich, Ill.
School: Lake Zurich
Position: Linebacker
Committed: July 18, 2011

Prep Career Highlights:

Lynn, a four-year starter, was named Class 7A All-State by Illinois High School Football Coaches Association and first-team all-state selection by the Champaign News-Gazette and Chicago Tribune. He recorded 93 tackles, including seven tackles-for-loss and 2.5 sacks as a senior. He also recovered two fumbles, snagged one interception and forced one fumble in 2011. On offense, he caught 13 passes for 271 yards and four touchdowns.

Coach Tracy Claeys' Take:

"Jack Lynn is a kid from Lake Zurich that we had here in camp and [he] just blew things away in camp so we had a live evaluation and had the opportunity to work with Jack so he knows how we are as coaches. He has a lot of family in the area. [He] will have a big-time career here at the University of Minnesota as long as he continues to develop.

"He's another one, with where we're at in the rebuilding of this thing, he will have the opportunity to get on the field this fall. He has the athleticism to do that. He plays physical enough to do that. It'll be a matter of him just learning what we're doing."

Getting to Know:

How has the offseason been for you?
"I've been just working on getting back into shape the coaches called and said they want to ease me into the lifting program so I should just get in shape so that's what I've been working on."

What's your current height and weight?
"I am 6-foot-3 ½ and about 220 pounds."

When will you be officially enrolling at Minnesota?
"I'm actually moving up right now we're in the car on the way up there right now."

Who will you be rooming with?
"I will be rooming with Isaac Hayes, Jonah Pirsig and Maxx Williams."

What do you plan on majoring in?
"I will be majoring in marketing."

What number do you plan on wearing?
"They haven't told me anything right now so we'll be figuring that out when I get up there."

Do you have any pre-game rituals or routines that you go through?
"As of right now no I did in high school but as of right now no but that might change when I get up there. In high school, the day before a game, I'd just drive around the same loop and then I'd have a call with my good friend "

What are some of your goals for your freshman season?
"Just kind of go in and make an impact to help the team. If it's on special teams, I'd just love to get out there and play 2-3 plays a game just to make the team better."

What position do the coaches plan on playing you at?
"I will be playing at strongside linebacker."

What did you enjoy most about the recruiting process?
"I just enjoyed going to the camps and getting to see all of the different schools and just getting a feel for things."

Why did you end up choosing Minnesota in the end?
"Just the academics and how it's in Minneapolis and the coaching staff there is just you know it's just unbelievable. I just felt so good about the coaching staff and how they were always preaching family and I just liked the coaching staff a lot."

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