Adkins Earns Birthday Gift

Syracuse coach Greg Adkins worked his tail off recruiting Snellville, Ga., native Cameron Lynch for the Orange and even went down to his school to watch one of his spring games months ago. Lynch had told us several times how much that commitment meant to him and in turn, he gave his own to Adkins on his birthday this Friday.

Cameron Lynch, a 5-foot-11, 215-pound outside linebacker from Brookwood High School gave Syracuse another verbal commitment on Friday afternoon after assistant coach Greg Adkins did a tremendous job of recruiting him.

"I decided to commit this early because I sat down with my entire family and we came to the realization together that Syracuse was definitely where I felt most at home and the school everyone wanted me to be at for the next several years," Lynch stated. "Aside from the football side of things, the tour of the engineering building and some of the specific things like the flight simulator really caught my eye while I was on campus with my Dad. He was also really impressed with the academic side of things and I think he was even more excited than I was after we left about the possibilities for me coming out of the school with that education."

"I called on Friday and gave my commitment to Coach Greg Adkins and he got me in contact with Coach Doug Marrone who was on vacation with his family," Lynch explained. "Coach Adkins was hyped because it was his birthday today, so it was an extra present for him and then Coach Marrone was at his parents' house and he just told me that I was going to be part of the history of building the new Syracuse Football. With the things he's changed around I believe we'll be a power in the Big East when I'm up there and it just brings excitement to the table. I've already been talking to Louie Addazio a lot about coming up there and we get to play USC when I get up there, so there is going to be a lot of fun."

"I'll be competing for a starting spot at weak side linebacker and my expectations are to win that job," Lynch said. "It's going to be a new start for me and the mentality I'm going to bring to the table is that I have nothing to lose and that I'm there to take that position over from day one."

Lynch also said that he will not be entertaining any other schools and is completely solid in his verbal commitment to Syracuse.

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