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Friday, January 07, 2011


The wonderful world of college football recruiting sprouted another shitbomb today with the news that DE Aaron Lynch will not be early enrolling with FSU after the US Army All-American Game this weekend and instead will visit Notre Dame. Where he was previously committed. Ruh roh. Here is the latest from Tomahawk Nation.

What we know right now:
- The talented defensive end's mother told Irish Sports Daily that he is re-opening his recruitment will take a visit to Notre Dame this weekend. Lynch was committed to Notre Dame before flipping to Florida State.
- Lynch's mother has been quite vocal about her preference for Aaron to attend Notre Dame. I don't believe any report about him de-committing until Aaron, and not his mother, says it.
- Lynch has pulled his Facebook page down.
- Lynch is still set to enroll at Florida State on Monday. It is believed that he cannot early-enroll at Notre Dame (different academic standards) like he could at Florida State.
- I think Lynch turns 18 on February 8th, and am not sure what effect that has on him signing a LOI.
- As of Noon Friday, FSU should still be considered the leader for Lynch's services.

So according to Irish Sports Daily Lynch will take another official visit to Notre Dame next Friday. This is potentially devastating news for FSU and an absolute steal for Notre Dame if it happens. By all reports from this week's practices Lynch has been one of the best defensive players and has the potential to be a monster in college. He has been practicing as a 3-4 defensive end this week with Notre Dame commit Stephon Tuitt on the other end. Apparently Tuitt has made an impression as his presence has freed up Lynch to pressure the quarterback. On top of that another Notre Dame target in Ishaq Williams (finalists are Syracuse, Penn State, and Notre Dame with Miami lurking) has been tremendous at the outside linebacker position when lined up with Tuitt and Lynch.

If all three or even 2 of the 3 wind up at Notre Dame on National Signing Day it would be a tremendous coup for Notre Dame. A lot can change between now and then as the Lynch bombshell proved today.'s Pete Sampson caught up with Lynch after practice today (1:30 pm) and got this from the horse's mouth:
Just talked to Aaron Lynch, who said he's decommitted from Florida State and a minute later said he's just opening things up. "Nothing's finalized yet. I've got to talk to the coaches there and see what's going on." Lynch plans to officially visit ND next week. He talked to Tony Alford this morning. More later...

Here is some film of Lynch from his senior season...

1 comment:

Irish Paul said...

Can you imagine getting St. Michael to stay and have these three guys come to school right after Notre Dame's win over the U? Happy 2011 Irish Nation!