Scout moved Aaron Lynch into their top 50 today and with that comes a fifth star. Lynch was already a top 10 defensive end and he has impressed all that have seen him this season including his head coach Joe Bowen.
“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 offers came in early for Lynch and the one time Notre Dame commitment is now looking at Florida and Florida State.
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."