Noblesville linebacker Donavan Lynch is an instinctive, heady 6-foot-1, 200-pound junior who appears destined for increased recruiting attention over the next year after a strong 2013 campaign.
"I played varsity sophomore year as well but I wasn’t that good," he admits. "I physically changed and my mindset changed too in my junior year with my mental and physical training."
The results were evident as Lynch made 100 tackles (ten for loss) along with two interceptions and a sack.
At the moment, Lynch says he is hearing from a couple of schools already.
"Carroll College has been sending a lot of e-mails. Earlier in the season, Bowling Green came to our school. They said they will be recruiting me. I went to a Ball State game with my defensive coordinator, Coach Davis and met a bunch of people and I really liked the facility and everything."
In addition to those schools, Lynch says he hopes to hear from Purdue, Indiana and any other program who would be interested. What the school who lands him will get is a linebacker who may not be the biggest guy, but will make a lot of plays.
"My style is I’m just a mental player. My size isn’t that big, I'm 200 pounds playing linebacker, but I still think my mind is my best tool and I use finesse to get around bigger linemen."
In the off-season, Lynch says he hopes to build up his strength and improve his bench, squat and clean while adding five to ten pounds and improving his hips.
He also hopes to head to several camps.
"Hopefully, NFTC will get me and also FBU and Top Gun and hopefully the U.S. Army All American Bowl."