Rashean Lynn Bolsters Already Strong WVU Defensive Secondary Recruiting Group
Just two weeks after his visit to West Virginia, Florida safety Rashean Lynn has committed to the Mountaineer football program. He is the public first high school commitment for new head coach Neal Brown and his staff.
— Rashean Lynn Jr. (@_Rawwww_) February 1, 2019
Lynn was a two-way standout for Cocoa High School as a wide receiver and defensive back. He’ll be initially slotted as a safety for the Mountaineers, where his big wingspan (he stands six feet, five inches) should be a factor in helping close down passing lanes. Although there is still no strong indication as to what defensive alignments will be used by the new staff, Lynn is a perfect fit for either a hybrid player in a modifed strong safety role, or as a free safety who can cover from sideline to sideline.
Lynn was at WVU on his official visit the weekend of January 18-20, and took in part of the Mountaineer basketball team’s upset win over Kansas.
— Rashean Lynn Jr. (@_Rawwww_) January 21, 2019
Whether playing offense or defense, one thing that stands out about Lynn’s play is its physical nature. As a wide receiver, he finished runs strongly, and was a willing blocker who uncoiled some big hits on potential tacklers. From his free safety spot on defense, he moved into good position, and showed good flexibility in breaking down into hitting position. That can be a problem for some taller players, but Lynn was consistent in bending at the hips and snapping through impact against opposing ball carriers.
Lynn is the 17th newcomer in the football class of 2019, but accounts for the 20th overall counting commitment in the class. Transfer quarterback Austin Kendall, defender VanDarius Cowan and wide receiver Isaiah Esdale account for the other three in the 25 permissible scholarships in the class.
Lynn joins a class heavy on defensive secondary commitments. Fellow safeties Osita Smith and Tykee Smith, along with cornerbacks Nicktroy Fortune, Kerry Martin and Dreshun Miller, account for six of WVU’s incoming players in the class.