Coming off of a strong performance at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Saturday, defensive end Aaron Lynch of Cape Coral, Fla., was going to decide whether he wanted to stay committed to Florida State or not.
DE Aaron Lynch has decommitted from Florida State.
After meeting with coaches from the Seminoles staff and Notre Dame coaches, notably strong recruiter Tony Alford, also making the trip to San Antonio, Texas, the highly touted Island Coast High player first informed BlueandGold.com of his decision.
"I decommitted," the 6-6, 245-pound player said via text.
Lynch first showed up in Texas wearing a Notre Dame tee-shirt and the rumblings started from there. Midweek the Florida native reportedly was set for an official visit to South Bend Jan. 14 despite being an early enrollee for the Seminoles, but BlueandGold.com received word from a source close to the situation that it hadn't been "set in stone yet."
With the 247Sports.com four-star recruit, No. 29 strong-side defensive end and No. 29 overall player in the land now officially back on the market, a trip back to Notre Dame's campus, where he initially gave his pledge, will likely be taking place soon.
After seeing Lynch display why he was one of the top players in the country alongside Notre Dame defensive end commit Stephon Tuitt of Monroe, Ga., and Irish outside linebacker prospect Ishaq Williams of Brooklyn, N.Y. (the East team recorded 12 sacks in the 13-10 victory over the West), Irish fans are hopeful the trio are all part of the 2011 signing class on Feb. 2.
BlueandGold.com was told by Tuitt following his official visit to Auburn, who he later removed from his list the next day, that he planned on taking an official visit to Georgia Tech in January. The site receivd word Saturday morning that LSU could also be receiving a visit, but the prospect will need to be "completely knocked off his feet" to go somewhere other than Notre Dame.
Williams reported to BlueandGold.com Friday night that he wouldn't be announcing during the game's broadcast as originally planned. The three hats that were set to be on the table were Notre Dame, Penn State and Syracuse. When asked if the rumors were true that he wanted to take an official visit to Miami, Williams responded, "Nah, I don't think so." He's unsure when he'll be making a final decision, but it will have to take place soon because he's an early enrollee.