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3-star offensive lineman Bray Lynch picks IU

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Lynch is a back-to-back state champion in Texas’ highest classification

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IU offensive line coach Darren Hiller talks with his players during the third quarter at SHI Stadium on October 31, 2020 in Piscataway, New Jersey.
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At the end of June, Texas offensive lineman Bray Lynch whittled down his list of scholarship offers to a final group of three: Indiana, Oklahoma State and Duke.

On Friday, Lynch narrowed his list to one: IU.

The Hoosiers won the commitment of the three-star tackle, making him the 11th member of their ever-expanding 2022 recruiting class. Although Lynch never took an official visit to Bloomington, he did squeeze in an unofficial trip on June 19 between visits to Stillwater, Okla. and Durham, N.C. The 6-foot-4, 280-pound Austin, Texas product also held offers from several Ivy League schools. At Duke, former IU offensive line coach Greg Frey led the Blue Devils’ push in their recruitment.

Lynch, considered the No. 95 overall tackle in the 247 Sports Composite rankings, served as the left tackle for Westlake’s Class 6A state championship team last season. Westlake, which has now claimed back-to-back titles, went 14-0 while playing in the highest division of Texas high school football. Lynch’s quarterback there is Clemson commit Cade Klubnik.

Lynch is the second O-line prospect to give the Hoosiers a verbal pledge. Ohio tackle Carter Smith committed to Indiana on June 23.