These days, Tim Lynott's recruiting process is driving by travel. He holds 12 scholaship offers. And while others may arrive in the future, he's focused on inspecting the opportunities already laid out in front of him.
The Aurora (Colo.) Regis Jesuit offensive lineman spent the past weekend in the Upper Northwest checking out both Oregon and Oregon State. His reaction to the trip is what you'd expect. His takes are recruiting clichés and, like every prospect returning from a visit, he likes what he saw.
Asked what about each campus stood out the most, though, the three-star prospect puts some thought into his response.
"What stood out at Oregon were the facilities and the coaches," Lynott said. "The locker room and everything is awesome. They also treat me really well out there. Another thing that stood out was that they honored the veterans during the game and gave their jerseys to the veterans after the game.
"Oregon State was the same thing, basically. I thought both the schools were awesome. There, the coaches were really awesome and the players and the facilities were great. I also got to meet Luke Del Rio, the quarterback, he's a Colorado kid and he's there now. So that was cool to see him."
Of course there's more travel on the docket for Lynott. An unofficial visit to UCLA has been set for mid June. He's also started to kick around destinations for official visits this fall. Things are subject to change. But, at least as things stand now, he has prepared a rough draft of his itinerary.
"I think I want to take officials to Oregon, Arizona State, Colorado, UCLA and possibly Kansas State," Lynott said. "I'm thinking about committing sometime during October. It depends, though. October just sounds like a good time to do it, so I'm going to take the officials when I can."
The 6-foot-4, 295-pound Lynott does not have plans to officially trim his list in the near future.