The sold-out spring game on April 21 is sure to be loaded with priority targets for Nebraska’s 2019 recruiting class and beyond. One player hoping to come away with an offer from the Huskers when he visits for the spring game is offensive tackle Michael Lynn from Greenwood Village, Colorado.
“At the time being, I do not [have an offer] but I’m hoping to pick one up if I visit their spring game on April 21, which I plan on doing," he said. "If I could pick one up then or even sooner that’d be great.”
When I spoke to Lynn on Tuesday night, he was recovering from a good workout. He told me that inside linebackers coach Barrett Ruud has been his main point of contact so far in his communications with Nebraska. Ruud is making a strong impression on the big man (6-7, 280) from the Centennial State.
“[Ruud] seems like a great guy," Lynn said. "Super nice. I feel like the coaching staff is one of the best in college football with Coach Frost and everyone. Coach Ruud is really professional with me and I appreciate that. He’s been really excited about me coming out on the 21st and I’m excited as well.”
Lynn didn’t have much communication with the staff from its time at UCF, but thinks they did start looking at him before they left Orlando. He says that they didn’t get in touch with him until they moved over to Nebraska. As for other visits, Lynn will be a busy young man during the month of April.
“So, this Saturday I’m going to Washington State in Pullman, then Saturday after that to Utah to check them out, then the 14th I’m heading to Boise State, then Nebraska the 21st and then the Nike Opening in Dallas the 29th," he said. "It’s good for me so I can get a feel of what the next level is like. I can go to the spring game and practices. Seeing the coaches and being around the facility will help me make my decision.”
Lynn had a pretty clear idea about what benefits he’d get from such a jam-packed schedule. He also knows the top thing he is looking for in the school he eventually chooses.
“My number one thing is I want a school that wins. A big school. My dream is play in the NFL. If they are good, they will find you, but being on a winning team with a close family connection helps you get that exposure out there.”
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.