JENKS — Gabe Lynn thought he wanted to be a Sooner for a couple weeks. But it wasn’t until he sat down with his parents, Tyrone and Ronda Lynn, on Wednesday night for a final conversation about his decision that the Jenks cornerback made up his mind for sure. Lynn, the No. 1 player on the most recent Oklahoman Super 30 list, announced his decision to commit to Oklahoma during a ceremony Thursday afternoon at Jenks High School. "It was a hard decision,” Lynn said. "The final three schools all were really good schools.” The 6-foot, 185-pound Lynn chose the Sooners over Oklahoma State and North Carolina. "I decided to go with a winning tradition and that was Oklahoma,” Lynn said while pulling on an OU hat. Lynn’s numbers weren’t overwhelming, but that’s largely due to teams avoiding going Lynn’s way. "His reputation really helped us out this year,” Jenks coach Allan Trimble said. "There weren’t eight or nine passes thrown at his guy all year.” Trimble said Lynn’s presence changed the entire look of Jenks’ defense. "It’s kind of like when we had Bryan Pickryl at defensive end,” Trimble said. "We could set him on one side and stack our defense the other way since no one would challenge him.” Lynn will participate in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio next month. And Lynn said he would be actively recruiting for the Sooners during the trip. "I’ll definitely be trying to talk guys into joining me,” Lynn said. Lynn said he hoped to contribute immediately but was open to a redshirt. He insisted there would be no looking back now that he’s made his decision public. "I’m done,” Lynn said. "I’m a solid Sooner.” Lynn’s commitment is non-binding. The first day of the national signing period is Feb. 4. There was some draw in joining his older brother, former Jenks standout Phillip Dillard, at Nebraska. In the end, though, Dillard told Lynn he needed to make his own decision. "I’m elated,” Ronda Lynn said. "Near or far, this was the best fit for him.” Lynn is the Sooners’ sixth in-state commitment, joining Norman North’s Bryce Easley, Lawton MacArthur’s Javon Harris, Bishop McGuinness’ Gabe Ikard, Wagoner’s Gus Jones and Dewar’s Ronnell Lewis.
BCS National Championship game
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