Nebraska received a commitment from Orlando (Florida) Evans cornerback Tamon Lynum. Three takes on the decision of the 6-foot-2, 175-pounder:
1. Long, lean, physical. In a continuance of theme for Nebraska defensive backs, Lynum — who didn’t have a big recruiting profile — fits what Husker secondary coach Travis Fisher wants. Lynum is a big hitter for a corner and would fit nicely in press coverage, where he can use his length and physicality to bully opposing receivers. He plays receiver, too, and has good ball skills but doesn’t always keep his feet after catching the ball. Can he play corner? As always, big guys who play that position have to have good hips that can fluidly turn and let a guy run with a receiver. On short routes, Lynum is very good, reaching across a receiver for pass breakups without committing pass interference.
2. Special teams asset. Lynum would be very good on punt return, where he could lock up a gunner. He has some potential as a punt and kickoff cover guy, as well. His strong play with his hands and upper body — not to mention his size — bodes well for the third phase.
3. The beginning of another aggressive recruiting cycle at defensive back. Nebraska is likely to take three or four defensive backs given the departure of Cam’Ron Jones and CJ Smith, and the senior seasons of Lamar Jackson, Eric Lee and Avery Anderson. NU has five junior defensive backs, too. With just six underclassmen at DB — five of those are freshmen who haven’t played — Fisher will hit the trail hard and kick the tires on some junior college options.
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