Class of 2020

Tamon Lynum

HometownOrlando, FL
High schoolEvans
Offer dateMay 2, 2019
Official visitJune 21, 2019
Commit dateJune 23, 2019

Tamon Lynum committed to the Huskers on June 23, 2019.

Lynum liked the Nebraska scholarship offer a lot before he visited NU’s campus this weekend.

Once the 6-foot-2, 175-pound cornerback from Orlando, Florida, arrived and got a feel for how the Husker players and coaches do business, he loved Nebraska’s offer.

“It just feels like home,” Lynum told The World-Herald. “Everybody gets along and everybody loves each other. It’s like a big family.”

Before visiting Nebraska, Lynum’s top school was East Carolina. But he expected Nebraska would be his top school once he visited.

NU was his first Power Five offer; it led to several others. Husker defensive backs coach Travis Fisher favors tall, long defensive backs who can play multiple positions in the secondary. He also likes defensive backs who can hit and contribute on special teams.

Lynum is physical.

The first play on his junior season Hudl highlight tape is a blow-up (and legal) tackle that levels a back to the ground and gets his teammates hopping on the sideline. Lynum often played in press coverage for Evans High School, locking up opposing receivers before they could progress into their routes.

“He liked my size, my speed, how I moved,” Lynum said of Fisher, who coached for years at Central Florida in Orlando.

Fisher has strong relationships throughout Florida, and has recruited another cornerback — redshirt freshman Braxton Clark — from the state, as well. The 6-4 Clark is one of NU’s key player recruiters, often hanging out with various visitors who come into town, especially those from Florida.

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