It's hard to believe anything until scholarship papers are signed, but coveted Notre Dame transfer Aaron Lynch, due to visit USF this weekend, is joining the Bulls this summer, according to a tweet from current Bulls (and former Irish) safety Spencer Boyd.
"#USFNation show love and follow my bro @tHa_Killa_19! He'll be joining the USF family in the summer! Big addition to the team!" Boyd wrote in a posting at Twitter.com on Thursday afternoon.
Boyd not only started his college career at Notre Dame, as Lynch did, but both players are from Cape Coral, near Fort Myers. Lynch hasn't spoken publicly since Notre Dame issued a statement from him announcing he was leaving Notre Dame after just one season to move back to Florida. USF has received a release, and he's due to arrive on campus Friday for a weekend visit. The Freshman All-America led the Fighting Irish in sacks as a true freshman last fall after being ranked among the nation's top prospects for the Class of 2011.
Unless USF were able to find grounds for a hardship waiver allowing him to play immediately, Lynch would sit out the 2012 season, then have three years of eligibility with the Bulls, though he would be eligible for the NFL Draft after the 2013 season. The 6-foot-6, 270-pound Lynch was rated as the No. 15 overall prospect in the nation for the Class of 2011 by ESPN.com.