When I spoke to Cherry Creek High School (Greenwood Village, Colorado) 3-star offensive lineman (HV Rating: 85.3) Michael Lynn last month, he told me he was planning on attending the spring game on April 21. The game happened and Lynn was in attendance. Did the day meet his expectations?
“Oh man, I loved that visit,” Lynn said. “The biggest thing for me was the fan base. It was just insane. It was so welcoming. I saw the way they were treating Tate [Wildeman] pre-game. People were taking pictures with him, he was signing autographs. That’s just something I can’t really turn away from. I really love all the coaching staff. I think Nebraska, they’re going to have a big year this year. Other teams better watch out. Last year they went 4-8 but this year I think they have a good shot of going 10-3 or something like that.”
This fan base is absolutely wild! 500+ likes?!?!? Are you kidding me? https://t.co/75LlUpMhh8
— Michael Lynn (@MichaelLynn77) April 22, 2018
I’m sure that Nebraska fans would accept that sort of quick turnaround from Frost and company in year one. Something else stuck out to Lynn and it had to do with what his position group looked like at the Big Ten level.
“Just how big the offensive line was," he said. "I went to Boise State and they are pretty large. I’ve seen some big boys in college but the second you get to Nebraska, it’s just a different level. There was an offensive lineman with a brand on his big ol’ arm. They are just big. I think it’s because in the Big Ten the lineman are just different.”
Lynn did not come away from the day with an offer like he’d hoped, but offensive line coach Greg Austin did tell him he would be out to his high school real soon. Lynn is going to focus on working on his footwork even more as he gears up for his senior season at Cherry Creek. He does plan on going to Oklahoma State in May to meet Mike Gundy and his staff before going to The Opening in Dallas. Once that event is over, he hopes to gain more exposure to pick up additional offers, including Nebraska.
Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.