West Catholic's Lynch commits to Norfolk State for football

Posted: January 29, 2011

Jim Lynch hinted that a version of bogo could be in the works.

As in srobmgtm . . . Successfully Recruit One Burr, Maybe Get Two More.

Lynch, a 6-4, 225-pound senior at West Catholic High, the PIAA Class AA state football champion, yesterday made an oral commitment to Norfolk State, and added that two of his teammates, who for the moment prefer to remain anonymous, could be joining him.

Lynch earned first-team Daily News All-City honors on the defensive line (he played end), but was also outstanding at tight end.

"I think I'll be a tight end down there," he said, "but it really doesn't matter. If I add more weight, they said I could be at d-end. Whatever position opens first is fine with me. They're saying I should be able to get on the field as a freshman and not have to redshirt."

Lynch said Norfolk became aware of him (and the two mystery teammates) when West assistant Albie Crosby sent tapes to the coaching staff.

"They jumped on us right away," Lynch added. "I liked the place on my visit. Lots of good people and it's a nice area. Only a couple of hours from home. I didn't get to see him or talk to him, but [West Catholic's] Eric Young is already down there.

"The players were all saying nice things about Norfolk. Of course, what it comes down to is, 'Do I like it enough?' I did. I liked it a lot."

Lynch said he could wind up pursuing anything from sports medicine to athletic training to nursing to engineering.

Villanova was also involved down the stretch. When Lynch was slow to make a decision, a scholarship that might have gone to him went to someone else, he said. *

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