Tim Lynott doesn't intend to drag this recruiting thing out for too long. Already, he lists 10 scholaship offers and has a plan to take some unofficial visits. He also has an aggressive timetable for a verbal commitment.
If all goes to plan, the Aurora (Colo.) Regis Jesuit offensive guard will have his future determined before he plays his first snap as a high school senior. His recruitment could end swiftly.
"I'm probably going to try to commit before the football season," Lynott said. "I'm guessing it will be close to summer. I'm just trying to see which schools stand out to me when I got there to visit and then make my choice.
For now, though, Lynott is thinking visits. He has a few already on the schedule. His agenda starts this weekend with a trip to Arizona State, which he will take as part of a family vacation to the area. Lynott has an offer from the Sun Devils and a basic knowledge of Todd Graham's program.
"I'm talking to ASU coaches a lot," Lynott said. "And they are telling me good things. I talk to Sam Jones, too. He committed there, and he tells me everything is great about that school; academics, football and location. I'm going to go down there this week to see for myself."
And there's more travel to follow. Lynott plans to visit UCLA, Oregon and possibly a few other campuses this offseason. His offseason plans are still a work in progress.
"I'll be going out of state to look at some other colleges," Lynott said. "But. other than that, I'll just be working out and doing some speed training and stuff like that this offseason. I'm trying to see if I can visit some other schools that offered, but I have to see about my dad's schedule."
Lynott's most recent offer came from Oregon State. And while he has not decided whether or not he will visit Corvallis before making a verbal commitment this summer, his relationship with the Beavers' coaching staff is still being formed.
"I talked to the Oregon State O-line coach the day they offered," Lynott said. "I don't know too much about there, just know one of my friends is headed there to play baseball next year."
Despite his plans for a summer verbal commitment, Lynott declines to name a handful of official favorites in the process.