Gabe Lynn, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound cornerback from Jenks High in Okla., racked up official scholarship offers from programs like Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, North Carolina, USC, Arkansas, Tennessee, Florida, Miami, Texas A&M, Nebraska, Michigan, and LSU before settling on a final three of OU, OSU, and UNC.
This afternoon Lynn had to make the tough decision on which school he would be playing for in the future. Would it be one of the in-state powers or a school out in the ACC?
"OU," Lynn said emphatically as he left little doubt about what school it would be.
Lynn contemplated all of the schools that offered him a scholarship, but when the Sooners stepped up to the plate back in the spring he took notice, and he knew at that time that they would likely play a huge role in his decision making process.
"I know it's a big offer to be from the state (of Oklahoma) and get an offer from OU," Lynn explained a few days after getting his official offer. "They do not offer a whole lot of players from the state and it means something to get an offer from them."
Throughout the process Lynn was able to take multiple visits to the OU campus and the familiarity along with a connection with the coaching staff helped him to make his final decision.
During his time at Jenks High Lynn collected two state titles and the Trojans finished as the state runner-up in 2008.
He finished his senior season with 43 tackles, but his presence had a "Deion Sanders Effect" on high school offenses as teams tried to stay away from his side of the field.
Lynn, who is currently rated as the top corner prospect in America by Scout.com, will play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on NBC (Jan 3rd ).