Nebraska picked up its 15th commitment of the 2019 recruiting class Sunday evening when offensive tackle Michael Lynn joined the class. Lynn is the third offensive lineman to verbally pledge to Nebraska.
Here are my five thoughts on the commitment.
Tap the Rockies
Nebraska has been making real sstrides in the state of Colorado. Inside linebackers coach Barrett Ruud is the lead recruiter in the state and is already developing a nice reputation there. After holding on to defensive end Tate Wildeman in the 2018 class and landing quarterback Luke McCaffrey in the 2019 class, Lynn’s commitment continues the budding momentum for the Huskers in Colorado. Keep an eye on 2020 offensive tackle prospect and teammate of Lynn, Carson Lee.
Addressing the biggest offensive need
Addressing the offensive line is clearly the biggest offensive need for the Huskers in the 2019 recruiting class. Lynn is the third offensive lineman in the class joining Desmond Bland and Matthew Anderson. Now that they have those three in the boat, expect the staff to turn up the heat on 4-star (HV Rating: 91.5) OT Bryce Benhart, 4-star (HV Rating: 92.1) offensive lineman Danielson Ike and top JUCO OT Bamidele Olaseni.
Long and lean
The Nebraska staff certainly has a type when it comes to what type of offensive lineman they prefer. Standing tall at 6-foot-7 and 280 pounds, Lynn doesn’t have much bad weight. After he spends some time with head strength and conditioning coach Zach Duval, Lynn will be a captivating prospect to watch develop. He comes from a great high school program with a history of getting its players ready for college ball.
Loading up in the 500-mile radius
The Huskers are cleaning up in the 500-mile radius for the base of their class. Nine of Nebraska’s 15 commitments for the 2019 recruiting class hail from the region. Expect the remaining estimated 10 slots left in the class to be filled with mostly prospects from the South and West Coast.
Great work ethic and mean streak
In the time I’ve talked to Lynn, his work ethic always shines through. The first time we spoke, he mentioned his desire to improve his footwork so that he could get better. He’s not only a hard worker but has a mean streak on the football field, looking to finish blocks whenever he can.
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.