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Meet the players who plan to don Husker red in the coming years.

High school

My school: Cherry Creek (Greenwood Village, Colorado).

This week: Cherry Creek won’t play a game this week. The Bruins have a 6-0 record and are ranked No. 2 in the state.

Position: Offensive tackle.

Rankings: ranks Lynn as a three-star prospect. He’s the sixth-ranked player in the state in the 2019 class.

Season highlight play: “I had one last week where I pancaked the dude, and as he was getting up I gave him a little bit more syrup. I got called out in film. The coaches loved it, and it makes me want to do it again.”

The college life

Projected position at NU: Offensive tackle.

How the Huskers found him: “Coach (Barrett) Ruud, he recruits Colorado. After my offers started coming in I drew some attention and I think my coaches did an amazing job of showing them that I can play at a big-time level, and I guessed they believed in it, too.”

Date committed: Aug. 5.

The moment I knew I wanted to be a Husker … : “After the Spring Game, before they even offered me, I was like, ‘I would go here in a heartbeat.’ It’s such a good opportunity to play in arguably the best conference in college football, especially for linemen. I was excited when they offered, and was like, ‘You know what, this is where I want to go.’”

Study at Nebraska: “I’m leaning toward business finance or business law. My mom, she's in real estate, so I think going into business finance would be really cool, and give me an advantage when I start investing. I’m taking a class in business law right now, and I’m loving it.”

If I wrote my recruiting profile

Height: 6-foot-7.

Weight: 280-pounds.

Mel Kiper would say: “Definitely better at pass blocking, but don’t mistake that as he doesn’t like to put syrup on people in run blocking. Loves to bring dudes to the ground.”

Quick hits

On how he got into football: “I was about 7 years old. My friend’s dad saw I was a big kid. I’ve been big my whole life. He said, ‘We’re starting up a football team and would really love for Michael to come play. He’s so big, and there is a chance that we can get him extremely talented.’ And it all paid off. I thank them as much as I can for getting me in the position I am today.”

On his high school team playing a game in California this year: “We played Santa Margarita out in California (and won 21-14). It was an extremely good team. It was such a good time for us as players because it really helped bond us. We were on a plane and in a hotel together and played one of our toughest games.”

— Brent C. Wagner


Sports reporter

Brent has worked at the Journal Star for 14 years. His beats include Nebraska volleyball, women's basketball and high school soccer and cross country.

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