Lion Assistants Touch Base With Lynn

McQueary and Buggs travel to see the standout safety from Texas to address concerns face to face. The Penn State verbal had been recruited by former Lion assistant Brian Norwood.

Defensive back D'Anton Lynn has had a crazy time of it recently. After committing to Penn State in early November, last week he learned that the assistant coach who recruited him — Brian Norwood — was leaving the Nittany Lions to become defensive coordinator at Baylor.

Making things more confusing was that Norwood had been the safeties coach at Penn State, the position to which the Celina, Texas native projects at the college level.

Shortly after learning Norwood was leaving Penn State, Lynn talked about possibly visiting other schools. Then on Tuesday, Nittany Lion recruiting coordinator Mike McQueary and new safeties coach Kermitt Buggs headed to Texas to address Lynn's concerns face to face.

“Coach McQueary and Coach Buggs came down to talk to me,” Lynn said. “It went pretty good. … They talked to me about how Penn State is still going to be the same and that they wanted to come down a few more times in the next few months to develop a relationship with me a little further. The defensive coordinator, Coach (Tom) Bradley, is supposed to come visit me as well at some point.”

The four-star prospect said he felt better about the whole situation after the visit. But he admitted his commitment to the Nittany Lions is not as rock solid as it once was.

“I will still probably take a few visits to other schools during that time just to be 100 percent sure that I want to stick with Penn State,” Lynn said.


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