Top Oklahoma Junior gets Nebraska offer

The state of Oklahoma was a state that Nebraska has tried to tap into since Bill Callahan took over the head coaching job in Lincoln. The Huskers are looking to get another in the class of 2009. Nebraska has already extended an offer to a top junior prospect in Oklahoma who has some unique ties to Nebraska already.

Gabe Lynn, by name only, probably doesn't correlate to anyone on the current Nebraska team, but he is actually the brother to Phillip Dillard. Lynn, a junior at Jenks (Okla.) is starting to have similar recruiting success like his brother.

"I have picked up two offers so far," Lynn said. "I got an offer from North Carolina and another from Nebraska. I got both of them on September 1."

Nebraska is pretty familiar with Lynn and his family. Lynn has been camping there basically since his freshman year and, of course, there is also his brother who is currently the #2 MIKE linebacker at Nebraska.

"Nebraska has seen me since, I think, my freshman year when I started going to camps down there. Then, my older brother, Phillip Dillard, goes there."

"When I was there my freshman or my sophomore year, they liked me a lot at camp. The have seen my size, they like that a lot, and they offered as soon as possible."

The Nebraska offer is already significant to Lynn, but so is the offer's timing. "I like that they offered me the first day that they could. I know that the coaches there pretty well and they stand out because of that."

Lynn has a chance to talk to his brother often about his experiences in Lincoln. That is helping Lynn consider Nebraska. "My brother has told me a lot of positive things about Lincoln. He likes it there a lot."

The North Carolina offer is interesting as well because it actually has ties to Nebraska. A former coach at Nebraska is now at North Carolina and will be recruiting Lynn all the way through his senior year.

"Coach John Blake is the coach that is recruiting me and he's really, really cool. He liked me at Nebraska. He has stayed in touch with me. That shows that he cares."

Besides the two offers, there are thoughts by many that this is really the tip of the iceberg for his popularity. Lynn said most of the schools in the Big XII have been showing him interest.

"I think that I might get something from the Oklahoma schools, Texas Tech, Kansas and Kansas State. A lot of the Big XII schools have been sending me mail."

Lynn says that he is wide open despite having the two offers and getting interest from a lot of teams. There are thoughts about who might offer Lynn next?

"Not really, I am really open right now. I am still looking at all of the schools recruiting me and thinking about who might be offering me next."

Early playing time, getting along with the coaches and also feeling comfortable are what Lynn thinks about what he would be looking for in a college.

"I want to play early, my family and I want to make sure that I get a long with all of the coaches, get along with my position coach and that it feels like a home away from home."

Lynn says that because of the way that he plays on the field have some schools thinking that he could play safety along with playing cornerback at the next level. In the end, he will play where he is needed.

"I think I have good speed and that I play really physical. I think that I could play either cornerback or safety at the next level, wherever they need me to play."

Jenks is, year in and year out, one of the top programs in the state of Oklahoma. In the first game Lynn and the secondary weren't really tested.

"We have just played one game. I think that I had five tackles. I think that the team that we played against only threw the ball twice."

After the game this past week for Jenks, Lynn headed up to Lincoln for the season-opener and an unofficial visit. He will be back up there again for another game in the coming weeks. Lynn says that he really likes Nebraska home games because of the fans.

"I went up there last week for the Nevada game. I am going back up there for the USC game as well. I have been to a couple Nebraska games. The atmosphere there, like how they sell out, is just crazy. The fans are just crazy. It's cool."

Lynne said that getting up to Lincoln will be a struggle for every home game because of team obligations on Saturdays. "I am not sure; we have film and practice on Saturday. I will be up there for all of the big games in Lincoln."


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