Lynott To Visit Several In Coming Weeks

Aurora (Colo.) Regis Jesuit offensive lineman Tim Lynott is about to embark on a busy tour of schools this spring. Did Oregon make the list?

With a double-digit offer list and more sure to come, Regis Jesuit offensive lineman Tim Lynott is ready to start seeing things for himself up close. Starting this weekend, he'll be checking out several programs over the coming months, and one of those stops will be in Eugene.

"I'm visiting Arizona State this Saturday," Lynott said. "I'll be out at Oregon on [May 3] for the Spring Game and I'll be at Oregon State the next day."

Lynott has been talking primarily with Ducks offensive line coach Steve Greatwood during his recruitment. It was Greatwood who extended the offer to the junior several weeks ago when he met with him and Regis head coach Mark Nolan and explained what he saw in the 6-foot-4, 295-pound prospect.

"He liked my footwork, my speed and my explosiveness is what he told me," Lynott said.

Now that the Ducks have been contenders for not only conference, but national championships over the past seven years, it's made them an attractive option to the three-star lineman.

"The main reason is they contend every year and they're a proven program," Lynott said. "I'd like to play and hopefully compete for a national championship at some point."

Following those initial trips, Lynott said he'll be visiting UCLA and USC in and June and possibly Penn State in July. He also said that Northwestern has also been recruiting him aggressively, but he did not say whether he would visit them or not.

While he admitted that playing time will be a factor for him come decision time, he wants to use these visits primarily to get to know the programs better.

"I'm just looking at the programs as a whole," Lynott said. "I want to check out the coaches a little bit more and the facilities. I just need to find the school that's right for me. I need to find the right people and a place that I'm going to be happy for the next four years."

Lynott credited his parents with guiding him throughout the process. His father and him routinely sit down and discuss whether a program is headed in the right direction and weigh factors such as distance from home. It's important to Lynott's parents that they can easily travel to and from games to see their son play on the weekends.

It's these discussions that will hopefully lead to a decision sooner than later.

"I'm pretty open right now," he said. "I'm trying to figure out the best options for me and with the help of my parents, we'll make a good decision hopefully soon."

Since camps are currently up in the air, Lynott has been spending five days a week working out religiously. In addition to lifting daily with his team at 6 a.m., he works on his speed with trainer Loren Landow three days a week and completes a more intense lifting workout with former Super Bowl champion and Regis assistant coach Harald Hasselbach two days a week.

"He used to play in the NFL so he gives us a pretty good lifting program that we follow and that's above and beyond what we do with the school lifting," Lynott said of Hasselbach.

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