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All-State 2008: Gabe Lynn (Defensive Back)

By Brandon Chatmon Modified: December 28, 2008 at 1:44 am •  Published: December 28, 2008
JENKS — Gabe Lynn had a stellar senior season. But his numbers don't show it. Thus, the perils of being an elite cover cornerback.

A member of the Oklahoman's All-State team, Lynn had 31 tackles including five for loss and seven pass breakups this season. He also had nine kick returns for 170 yards.

But it wasn't what Lynn did on the football field that makes him special. It's what he didn't allow other teams to do.

And elite college programs around the nation noticed. Lynn was offered by Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, USC, Miami, North Carolina, Nebraska before verbally committing to OU in Mid-December.

“He's one of the best defensive backs to come out of Jenks,” coach Allan Trimble said.

The younger brother of Nebraska linebacker Phillip Dillard, Lynn has the talent to step in a make a impact in Norman as a freshman. At 6-0, 185, Lynn is the prototype of the ideal NFL corner, with exceptional speed, fluid hips and great quickness.

“He might be too good too quickly to keep him off the field,” Rivals recruiting analyst Jeremy Crabtree said. “He's an intelligent, heady type of guy who's already been around college football with his brother. He knows what it's going to take mentally to make that leap.”


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