July 9, 2010

Lynch commits to the Orange

Snellville (Ga.) Brookwood linebacker Cameron Lynch made his decision earlier this afternoon and the talented prospect will be attending a Big East school that is thrilled to have him.

Lynch committed to Syracuse around 4 p.m. on Friday afternoon.

"I just decided about twenty minutes ago," an excited Lynch said. "I sat down with my parents and we all talked about it. I felt the urge (to commit) and I said, 'I'm going to call coach (Rob) Moore and coach (Greg) Adkins.' I did and I told them I wanted to come be part of the Orange.

"It just feels like home. I guess the biggest thing for me was the people there. When I made my visit up there I knew it was the place for me."

Syracuse, N.Y. is a long way from Lynch's home in Georgia, but he has visited the Big East school and is convinced it's the place for him.

"I've been up there once," he noted. "I went up there not too long ago. It was like a week or two ago for an unofficial visit. They had a camp going on but for me it was more of an academic tour.

"They've got a rich tradition and a great coaching staff. With Ernie Davis and guys like that they have a great history. I liked the whole feeling to it. I just had a good feeling."

The 5-foot-11, 220-pound linebacker isn't lacking in confidence. A three-star prospect, Lynch told Rivals.com that he expects plenty of other schools to come calling this fall as he plans on "blowing up" as a senior. No matter, he appears to be comfortable with his commitment.

"This is a solid verbal," he said. "I'm sure there will be more opportunities but it's like a black eye if you try to decommit. I'm going to stick with them."

Lynch said he will play outside linebacker for Syracuse. He expects to compete for a starting spot as a freshman.

He also said his decision came down to Syracuse and Vanderbilt in the end.

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