Michael Lynn is done with high school and now he's just waiting. 

The Nebraska signee and offensive lineman wrapped up his classes at Cherry Creek (Colo.) High this past week, but he won't walk across the stage at his school's graduation ceremony until May 22. 

Three days later, he'll be in Lincoln to start his college football career. 

"It’s like counting down the days until Christmas," Lynn told the Journal Star on Saturday. 

Lynn didn't play a spring sport, opting instead for football-specific workouts. He actually cut significant weight and will begin his Husker career at 6-foot-6 and somewhere around 260 pounds. On NU's online roster, he's listed at 290. 

"I’ve leaned up a lot," he said. "(Offensive line coach Greg) Austin said it doesn’t really matter because once I get up there, they’ll make me how they want me." 

Lynn is one of four offensive linemen signed for Nebraska's 2019 class and he'll be arriving on campus around the same time as Bryce Benhart (Lakeville, Minnesota), Matthew Anderson (Leesville, Louisiana) and Jimmy Fritzsche (Greenville, South Carolina). 

"This past spring I’ve been kind of enjoying high school and my senior year," Lynn said. "Coach Austin is sending me football packets and I’m just trying to memorize everything, get it all down, so I can have a jump-start when I get to Lincoln." 

Check back to the Journal Star for much more from Lynn and what makes him one of the most interesting players and people in Nebraska's 2019 recruiting class later this weekend. 

Contact the writer at pgabriel@journalstar.com or 402-473-7439. On Twitter @HuskerExtraPG.


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Parker joined the Journal Star as the University of Nebraska football beat writer in August 2017. He previously covered Montana State athletics for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2012.

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