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BROOMFIELD, Colo. -- Even beyond his month-old verbal commitment, there are ties that bind Matt Lynch to Colorado State. The 2016 quarterback prospect's parents both attended Colorado State. His father played for the Rams and so did two of his uncles. His early decision to follow the family trail didn't come with out reason.
Still, that doesn't mean he's shutting things down. There's still plenty of regional interest in his services. And a year and half before he'll sign a letter of intent, Lynch sees no point in sheltering himself from other programs.
Instead, the intends to take a look around. The Broomfield (Colo.) Legacy High School standout discussed his travel plans as before a recent practice.
"Not this weekend, but next weekend, I'm going to camp up in Seattle," Lynch said. "Washington, Colorado and Colorado State are going to be there - all the schools in the Northwest. I'm going to do camps at Colorado and CSU and I might head to USC and maybe Notre Dame."
Lynch says he has recently interacted with coaches from Washington, USC, Wyoming and Colorado. His commitment to the Rams remains in tact and strong, but Lynch says the coaching staff at his future school is fine with him looking around and continuing to test the recruiting waters.
The CSU's staff blessing hasn't gone unnoticed. Lynch certainly appreciates it. Then again, he says that kind of approach is the reason he committed in the first place.
"Something just clicked with them," he said. "They saw something in me. I've grown up at CSU and fell in love with Fort Collins. The coaches treat me like I am one of their sons."
For the time being, Colorado State is the only school to make things official with a scholarship offer. That will change eventually, though. And when it does, the Rams will be charged with the task of hanging on until Signing Day.
"I was 50-50," Lynch said. "I knew I wanted to be at CSU, but I sort of wanted to wait to commit. I have something now, though. If I get other options, that's good, but at least I have this now."