Defensive End Aaron Lynch Selects Notre Dame
Defensive End Aaron Lynch from Cape Carol Florida selecting the Notre Dame Fighting Irish for his college destination this past weekend on his second unofficial visit to South Bend. The Island Coast High School standout is considered the 6th best strong-side defensive end in the country by Rivals.com. He also had scholarship offers from Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Ohio State and many others.
By Steve Patterson
Lynch plans to start his college career early in January and didn’t waste any time either committing to Notre Dame Head Coach Brian Kelley on his visit. With his family with him, he committed as soon as the visit began. Florida State appeared to be a close second to land Lynch who visited Florida State shortly before his second visit to Notre Dame.
We asked Lynch recently about his play on the field and he told us “my best attributes are probably my speed, length, and strength. I had 52 tackles, 16 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, an interception, and a interception returned for a touchdown [last season]”. His performance as a junior was well appreciated by scouting services with Rivals placing him in their top 100 national recruits for 2011.
Lynch was pretty clear on what he was looking for during his visits to Florida, Florida State and Notre Dame. “I have visited Notre Dame, Clemson, Tennessee,Florida, and Florida State. What I’m looking for is great place to be, getting a chance to play realistically, and the bond with the coaches, because I don’t want to play for some coach I won’t get along with, and great academics.” he explained.
“The schools showing the most interest up to this point are UF, FSU, ND, and Clemson.” He reported to us prior to making his Notre Dame college selection this past weekend.