High school football action across the country is underway and one of the big stars from this past weekend is someone the Pitt Panthers have their eye on.
Mekhi Lynn is a Class of 2022 quarterback from Princeton High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. Last Friday, Lynn (6-foot-3, 180 pounds) completed 17 of 28 passes for 309 yards and 3 TD passes. Lynn also scored on a 3 yard run with 12 seconds left to lift Princeton over Colerain, 41-37.
Lynn currently holds offers from Indiana and Cincinnati and since Sept. 1, his phone has been blowing up with interested Power Five programs including Randy Bates and Pitt.
”They first started showing interest in me back in July by getting in touch with Coach Daniels, my head coach,” Lynn told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “That’s also when I got my first offer from Cincinnati and then Indiana. Pitt has been telling me they like me and are going to stay in contact with me and want to continue building a relationship.
”I like the Pitt football program. I’ve gotten to know some of the coaches there and they have a really good program. They get a lot of players to the league and they’re working on building something big at Pitt.”
Lynn is excited about the start of his 2020 season but knows it’s only one game and has a lot more work ahead. He wants to continue to impress college programs but more importantly wants his team to win.
”The attention I’m getting is a good thing and I’m enjoying it,” said Lynn. “It’s always good to have a lot of coaches calling you and to start building relationships with people.
”I have a few goals for this season, one was to throw for over 1,000 yards. Another goal is to have my team go defeated because that’s something Princeton hasn’t done in awhile. I look forward to leading this team to hopefully an undefeated season. I also want to work on my leadership skills and grinding harder during practice and in the classroom because that’s where it starts in the classroom and then onto the field.”
Lynn told PSN that he believes the strength of his game is his ability to throw the football and it’s something he’s improved upon greatly from last season.
”An offer from Pitt would mean a lot to me,” he said. “They’ve shown a lot of interest in me and I have a lot of interest in them.”