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January 14, 2012

BC commit considering his options

Akeel Lynch spoke with EagleAction.com near the end of this week and reaffirmed his plans to take an official visit to Oklahoma this weekend. Will the Eagles be able to hold onto the three-star running back?

The Athol Springs (N.Y.) St. Francis running back had not been officially offered by Oklahoma as of Friday, but heading into the weekend he fully expected an offer to come.

"Coach Gundy has told me that I'll have an offer. He just wants all the recruits to visit the school before they make the (final) decision. They just want me to see the place first," he explained.

Going into the trip Lynch was very excited about seeing what the Sooners have to offer.

"I've definitely heard it's a great college town there in Norman, Oklahoma," he said. "I know they've got a top business school so that's pretty appealing.

"Oklahoma's a top school. Oklahoma is Oklahoma, year in and year out. Right now I just want to get a feel for the players."

Is there a chance Lynch could commit this weekend?

"There's a possibility," he admitted. "But I think I plan to look at Penn State probably another time since they've got a new coaching staff. They're actually coming in to see me Monday."

Of course, Lynch remains verbally committed to Boston College and he maintains he has been up front about everything throughout the recruiting process.

"I've told them the situation so they understand," he said. "I told them I have to make sure I'm making the right decision since I decided so early."

Where does Penn State fit into the mix?

"Well, with them having no head coach for a while that kind of hurt them. Me and one of my linemen were getting recruited by them and considering them but we had no one to talk to. Now that they have somebody we want to take a look," he said.

"I know their running backs coach just came from the Tennessee Titans and he bounced around in the NFL a lot, so he knows what he's going. I head Coach O'Brien is a really good guy and he knows what he's doing, too."

Recently Lynch took an official visit to Iowa and while he said the Hawkeyes are still in the running he admitted they have taken a bit of a backseat since Oklahoma and Penn State became more involved.

When asked about the likelihood that he will stick with his commitment to BC, Lynch said he was unsure.


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