South Florida fans can now officially celebrate, as Head Coach Skip Holtz has formally announced that they'll add the high profile transfer Aaron Lynch to its roster for the 2012 season. Lynch visited Tampa this past weekend and signed his scholarship papers today.
“With Aaron originally being from Florida, we’re very familiar with the kind of player he is,” Holtz said. “Aaron had a great freshman season at Notre Dame and we’re excited to welcome him into the Bulls family.”
The 6-foot-6, 270 pound defensive end who received his first scholarship offer from USF while in high school, was one of the nation's best rising young defenders, earning Freshman All-America honors during his true freshman season in 2011 will transfer from Notre Dame and join the Bulls.
Lynch prepped at Island Coast High School and was one of the top-ranked players in 2010, rated as high as the sixth-best prospect. As a senior he had 10.5 sacks and 31 solo tackles and was named a U.S. Army All-American before heading to Notre Dame.
Lynch played in 12 games and started six for the Irish last season, finishing with 33 tackles, 5.5 sacks, seven TFL, 14 pressures, two PBU and a forced fumble and was selected a s a first-team Freshman All-American. Lynch played in the Bulls season-opening victory against the Irish, and had his best game of the season against Michigan St., recording five tackles, a sack, six pressures and a forced fumble. He also started against Florida State in the Champs Sports Bowl, recording five tackles, 1.5 sacks and a pressure.
Former Buccaneer and USF Strength Coach Chris Hovan & Lynch
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