"He has added about 20 pounds since last year and he is still a very explosive player with good speed," said Coach Bowen. "Most teams are in the gun and throwing the ball quickly so he only has nine sacks this season, but he has gotten his hands up a lot and batted down 11 passes. That is something he has really improved on since last season."
"Aaron is a game-changer and it is nice to coach someone like that. He is a lot stronger, he is bigger, and he is a man among boys out there many times. He always faces a double-teams, but he stays very involved in the game. He is one of those special players I am lucky to have."
Coach Bowen has seen Lynch develop into something special on the high school field and Scout has recognized his ability from the beginning.
The Gators or the Seminoles are going to get a top defensive end and he is happy about the new star added beside his name.
"It is really an honor to be a five-star player on Scout and I never knew if I would be ranked this high or not, so it feels good," said Lynch. "I think I have had a good season, but my teammates have really helped me too. We are 8-1, our team is playing well, and we are undefeated in our district."
A year ago Lynch was playing tight end and defensive end at 245 pounds, so the weight gain has helped him, but he feels his hands is the area he has improved at the most.
"I use my hands a lot more, I think I am a lot better there, and that has helped me get off blocks and double-teams. I have also added a good spin move and that has helped me get up field well too. I think I have really improved overall and I am still working to get better."