Recruiting: Lynn Says Jenks-Union Is Not Old

You had a chance to read the reactions Friday night from Tulsa Union standouts in running back Jeremy Smith and tight end Tracy Moore after the Redskins semifinal conquest of Midwest City. At the same time across Tulsa County the defending champion Jenks Trojans and their All-American cornerback Gabe Lynn were earning their way back to the 6A title game with a win over stubborn Mustang.

Lynn admits it is pretty unique as he will again battle for a championship against guys he has played with and against since he was a little athlete.

"It is incredible," said Lynn, who also said he could understand others in the state being frustrated that Jenks and Union will again face off for the Class 6A state championship. "I can believe that. If it's going to get old, it can get old when I'm gone. Right now, it is pretty special."

The 6-1, 180-pound speedster would love some action but most teams, including Union, do their best to keep it away from him. He did run into some of his friends and rivals from Union on Saturday night as they were all in Stillwater, site of their title game this Friday, for the Bedlam game.

"I thought the game went really well. It was exciting," said Lynn. "It didn't come turn out good for OSU, but that is okay because they played well and it was a good game."

Lynn had his Bedlam experience followed up by a home visit Sunday evening from Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy. Lynn has visited Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, and North Carolina and will be making his decision sometime after Friday's 6A championship game.

"It went good," said Lynn of the in-home visit. "Coach (Jason) Jones, Coach Gundy, and Coach (Trooper Taylor) Troop were all here. We sat around and talked with my parents. It was more than just talking football and recruiting. They cracked jokes and we had a good time."

Gundy was busy as he not only sat down with Lynn and his family Sunday but he also visited Owasso's Brandon Webb and Union's Jeremy Smith. Both of those players are verbally committed to Oklahoma State.

Lynn surely is looking forward to making his decision on college, but right now there is nothing more important that finishing out his high school career right with his Trojan teammates by winning another gold ball. Jenks will be looking for its third in a row.

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