D'Anton Lynn Decision Coming Soon

Four-star safety D'Anton Lynn has narrowed his choices to OU and Penn State and said he'd like to make his decision before his team's playoffs begin. Lynn has been in Norman twice in the past month. Could the Sooners be in the lead? Sooners Illustrated caught up with Lynn to see what he had to say.

The University of Oklahoma could be nearing commitment No. 17 for the 2008 class.

Four-star safety D'Anton Lynn of Celina (Texas) High School said on Wednesday night that he'd like to get his decision out of the way before his team's playoffs begin.

Celina, currently 9-0 and ranked first or second in 3A depending on the poll, wraps up its regular season this week. Playoffs begin the following week.

"I'd like to take care of it soon," he said of his decision. "I'd like to get it out of the way before playoffs."

Lynn said he's narrowed his choices down to the Sooners, Penn State and Florida, but then cut one from the list on the phone.

"I haven't taken an official visit to Florida, so I'd say the top two are OU and Penn State," he said.

Lynn (6-1, 177) took his official visit to Norman last month during the Missouri game. He was back in town last weekend on an unofficial visit when the Sooners hosted Texas A&M.

Still, he wouldn't say he's ready to make OU his favorite.

"I'm not a lean to either school right now," he said.

Lynn plays free safety for Celina. Offensively, he's played at both quarterback and tailback, but is currently the starting tight end.

He said he's being recruited to play corner at the next level.

"I think it's a good idea, because if I can learn the position I think I can be pretty good with my size," he said. "And if it doesn't work out, I know I can always go back and play safety."

Lynn, the No. 17 rated safety in the country, also received offers from Ohio State, USC, Lousville and Texas Tech, among others.

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