January 22, 2008
Lynn ready to announce this weekend
The first time Celina's D'Anton Lynn came to visit Texas Tech, the three-star safety was only able to stay for about 24 hours. So last weekend Lynn decided to come into town for a little bit longer, although it was abbreviated once again because of his football banquet on Saturday night.
Accompanying Lynn was his father, former Red Raider Anthony Lynn. The two arrived in Lubbock on Friday afternoon and the younger began to do more research as the elder reminisced.
"I got to meet the strength and conditioning coach," said Lynn. "I didn't get to do that before. I also got to see the weight room and locker room and stuff. I got to hang out with the players some more.
"I hung out with them the last time I came down when I hung out with Darcel McBath and them but this time I hung out with more of them. So I got a better feel for my teammates if I decided to go there."
The 29th ranked safety by Rivals.com also got a better feel for his possible future head coach, Mike Leach. Thanks to Lynn's father, he was able to sit in on a little bit of a Tech football history lesson as well.
"We really didn't talk about football at all. He and my dad just pretty much talked, they were talking about old players. He showed my dad all these card tricks, too."
The official visit wasn't the last time that the Lynn's saw Leach on the weekend either as Leach and several members of his staff showed up Sunday night in Celina.
"The home visit was pretty much for them just to meet my mom because coach Leach hadn't done that yet. But I had already asked all the questions I needed to. I was just talking to Coach Simmons, Mitchell, McNeill, and Mainord the whole time."
That's not the last visit that Lynn will receive on the week either as Penn State will be stopping by on Thursday night. Then after that, it's going to be the moment that many schools have been waiting for.
"My dad is out of town and is coming back in town on Friday. When he gets back, we're going to talk about it. Hopefully sometime over the weekend I can come up with my decision."
The current Penn State commit anticipates having a final decision by Sunday night, although admits that he can only narrow it down to four at this point: Penn State, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, and Baylor.
"I wish I just knew where I wanted to go right now but I just don't. I just think I need to talk about it with my parents."
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