Nebraska football coach scott frost gives advice to two high school players
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Swag, Dog Mentality Mandatory For Huskers DB Signee Tamon Lynum

December 22, 2019

Florida cornerback Tamon Lynum‍ was the fourth member of Nebraska’s 2020 recruiting class. He committed in June, ending a drought that began in April. Lynum was one of the June official visitors that Nebraska hosted that ended up in the class. 

Things became official for Lynum on Wednesday. He signed his letter of intent at Evans High School in Orlando. 

The corner stands at 6-foot-2 and 177 pounds. He believes his length, quick feet and how well he moves his hips are the strengths of his game. Those are the types of tools that defensive backs coach Travis Fisher will love working with. The training process of getting to this point has been fun for him.

“It’s just been me trying to get bigger faster and stronger so when I get there I can compete in the spring,” Lynum told Hail Varsity. “When I get there, I’m going to put on some more weight. I’m trying to get there with something that they can work with.”

That type of mentality is exactly what Fisher is looking for in additions to his room. Fisher has spoken at length about wanting to add players that have “that dog” in them.

But what does that mean to Lynum and where does it come from?

“It really comes from just myself, my personality,” Lynum said. “You can’t play football without that swag. You can’t play football scared. You have to have that, especially at corner. That’s mandatory for a corner to have. If you don’t have that, you aren’t a dog.”

Lynum says that it was split 50/50 on Fisher and Coach Scott Frost being the biggest reasons he picked Nebraska. The recruiting process can be stressful. He did have one person he counted on more than any other during the process.

“Really my dad,” he said. “He just told me to go to the school I felt most comfortable at. Don’t try to go to a school that everybody wants you to go to or one that everyone is telling you to go to. It all depends on me because you only get to pick one school. That one school you have to stay at for four years so my dad just told me to make the right decision.”

When Lynum took his official visit to Nebraska his player host for the weekend was fellow Orlando native Braxton Clark. The two have struck up a friendship after hailing from the same city. The pair will have plenty of Floridians joining them in Lincoln. Nebraska signed seven Sunshine State natives this cycle. 

Lynum is thrilled that Nebraska landed so many Florida players. 

“I mean, that’s awesome,” he said. “You know Florida is the number one state if you want some dogs. Some real football players. They are making the right decision to come down South to get all the best players in the country to come up there and make Nebraska great again.”

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