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.