April 13, 2008

Lynn choice not certain Sooner

Jenks, Okla., defensive back Gabe Lynn is in the process of getting to know each of the schools that is working hard for his signature. Tennessee is a school that Lynn is feeling more comfortable with because of his growing relationship with defensive ends coach Steve Caldwell.

"I talk to coach Caldwell every two weeks or so," Lynn said. "I really like him and right now Tennessee is with everybody else. They have had a lot of good Oklahoma guys in the past, so I need to give them a look. All the guys that went there have done well.

"I grew up watching Robert Meachem when he was in high school in Tulsa," Lynn said. "I've seen Gerald Jones and Chase Nelson. Him (Nelson) and my brother played against each other."

Another relationship that is growing for Lynn is his friendship with Midwest City, Okla., running back and fellow Tennessee prospect David Oku.

"We know each other really well," Lynn said. "We talk every day by text or call. We met through camps and after the first time we talked, we stayed close.

"It's real cool. We just talk to each other and discuss where we are leaning and talk to other guys who are from here. We kind of can talk about our situations."

Lynn(6-foot-1, 180 pounds) is a big, physical defensive back who could play either corner or safety at the next level and likes the idea of playing in what he calls the best conference in the country for defensive backs.

"I would love to play in the SEC," Lynn said. "They play fast and as a defensive back, it's a perfect conference to get you to the next level."

Lynn hopes his off-season conditioning and drill training will pay off in a couple of weeks at an individual skills camp.

"I'm not exactly sure what camps I'm going to yet," Lynn said. "I'm going to the Nike camp in Dallas on April 26th and that's all I know for now. I want to show everyone what I can do."

Lynn maintains that he is still wide open and that no school stand out just yet. He does say that he will have no hesitation in leaving the Sooner state.

"I would do it in a second," Lynn said. "I don't have a problem leaving state; I just need to find the right school for me. I need to sit down with my dad and plan out my summer schedule with my dad."

Rivals.com rates Lynn as a 4-star defensive back and the #35 player overall in the class of 2009.

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