The state of Washington featured one four-star back in 2011, and this year there are a couple worth that rating. One of them resides on a favorite to win the class 4A title in 2012, but Bellarmine Prep (Tacoma) RB Isaiah Flynn isn’t one to brag opting to give credit to his teammates, and remaining humble even though he’s put up monster numbers the past two years.
“I have great guys around me,” Flynn told Northwest Elite Index. “We have a really talented team and I’m just a part of that. I go out and do what I can to help us win, whether that’s running it or catching it, I don’t really care. I just want to win.”
Win is what he and the rest of his teammates have done over the past two years going all the way to the state 4A semi-finals where the Lions lost to eventual state champion Ferris (Spokane) in 2010, and the second-round in 2011 where they lost on the road to state runner-up Skyview (Vancouver).
Flynn started both seasons rushing for 860 yards and five touchdowns as a sophomore, and followed that up with a great junior campaign rushing for nearly 1,400 yards and 16 touchdowns while missing three games with a high ankle-sprain.
“I feel like I can run inside or outside equally, but I like running inside because I can read the guys coming at me and make cuts and then use my quickness to get outside,” Flynn noted.
On the recruiting front, Flynn has spoken to a couple of school including Utah State and Washington.
“I spoke to both of them early on in the season,” Flynn said. “I’ve been getting a lot of letters and stuff. It’s so early, I’m not really focused on that stuff right now, but it’s nice to start getting letters so early.”
Before the Army All-American Game in San Antonio, Texas, Flynn along with teammates Sefo Liufau and Calvin Chandler headed down to take part in the Army All-American Combine where they competed against some of the most talented juniors in the country.
“I felt I did pretty well out there,” Flynn noted. “It was a great experience going down there and competing against some of those guys, we held our own and did really well”.
“I love to compete and I know I have to go out and prove myself all the time.”
Flynn’s focus this offseason is on getting stronger and improving his speed while also putting on some size to his 5’10”, 170-pound frame.
With his low running style, outstanding vision and underrated speed Flynn could be the top running back prospect in the state this year, but he’ll have to earn it and from the sounds of it he wouldn’t have it any other way.
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