The recruitment of Aaron Lynch took another turn on Monday with news of Florida State being completely out of the running. According to the News Press of South Florida, two news schools may have entered the fray.
The big news of the day in the recruitment of Lynch was that Florida State is no longer being considered by the star defensive end after he had been committed to the Seminoles until late Saturday night.
While Lynch has dropped Florida State, he has picked up Florida and Miami.
In a text message Monday, Lynch said the reason for his switch was that he didn’t feel 100 percent comfortable with his decision to join the Seminoles. He also said that he is no longer considering Florida State and that he is also considering Florida and Miami.
Even with Florida and Miami reportedly entering the mix, Notre Dame is still sitting in great position here. Laura McKeeman from the Florida Scout/Fox Sports site tweeted that it looked like Lynch was headed to Notre Dame.
Now, if we’ve learned anything in the last week is that things could change here very quickly so Brian Kelly and staff still have work to do here. Lynch will be in South Bend this weekend for his official visit and it will be critical for Kelly and company to put to bed any concerns Lynch may have with Notre Dame.
Notre Dame’s 3-4 is said to be one of those concerns. After the Army All American Bowl, Lynch said he felt he was a better fit for a 4-3 defense like the one used by Florida State. Luckily for the Irish, Florida will be using 3-4 defenses in the fall under new head coach Will Muschamp. Unfortunately, even though Miami head coach Al Golden and defensive coordinator Mark D’Onofrio are both disciplines of Al Groh and his 3-4 defense, the Hurricanes will be running a 4-3 defense with some 3-4 looks at times.
A week ago at this time, we didn’t even know that Lynch was still considering Notre Dame so obviously a lot can change in a week, but right now it looks like Notre Dame has a good chance of getting Lynch enrolled for the start of the spring semester next Monday.