Academics are certainly a priority for the 5-foot-11, 215 pound Lynch. So much so that he makes no bones about his preference of schools and where he sees football taking him.
"Honestly if I had a chance to go to Harvard or some of the SEC schools to play football, I'd definitely pick Harvard. Football is important, but academics are the reason anyone should go to college. Football can be over at any moment."
And speaking of Harvard, the Crimson will get an unofficial visit from Lynch later on this month. In addition to his Ivy League options, Lynch says he's already received written offers from Akron, Syracuse, and Air Force. He's also hearing a good deal from Duke and Vanderbilt, though neither have offered at this point.
"With Duke, they want me to visit again and really sit down with their people so we can see where things are. They have asked me to come back up and camp so they can finish the evaluation process. Once I do that they said they'd probably offer me."
"One thing with Duke is they have been up front and old school in their approach with me. They are very honest in their assessment and I like that. Coach Luke was the first coach to call me on the first day coaches could contact recruits. That sticks out to me. I also really like Coach Collins. Duke is pretty much number one or two on my list."
Though he doesn't possess the ideal height for an outside linebacker, Lynch is none the less productive for Brookwood. As a junior, he registered 135 tackles, four sacks, seven quarterback hurries and one interception.
Lynch plans on camping with Vanderbilt, Syracuse, and hopes to squeeze in a return visit to Durham this summer. He does not have a time table on a decision.