Ferentz Visting Lynch

'12 RB Akeel Lynch, a soft verbal to Boston College, officially visited Iowa over the weekend. The Buffalo NY product said Hawkeye Head Coach Kirk Ferentz was coming to see him in person on Tuesday.

Instead of an official visit to Iowa clearing up the recruiting picture for Akeel Lynch, it became more clouded.

"Iowa and BC definitely are in consideration," the Class of 2012 Running Back said. "I'm still waiting to hear from other schools, but I really had a great trip to Iowa. I've really got a tough decision to make."

Lynch is a soft verbal to Boston College.

"They want me to take the visits to make sure I'm making the right decision," Lynch said. "This is my future. I have to make sure I make the best choice for me and my family."

Scout.com rates Lynch as a three-star recruit at safety. He said he's being recruited as a running back.

Lynch enjoyed his visit to Iowa, saying he got along well with the coaches, players and liked the facilities.

"I thought it would be a more rural place," he said. "It's actually a pretty big city."

Lynch said that Iowa Head Coach Kirk Ferentz will be in Buffalo, NY on Tuesday to pay him a visit.

"He said that he really wants me," Lynch said. "He will tell me more when he got out here."

Lynch officially visited Boston College the week before he saw Iowa. The Golden Eagles also have been to his high school to see him.

Lynch reports that Illinois, Penn State, Wisconsin, Michigan and North Carolina are showing him interest.

"I'm still waiting to hear from other schools, but I'll probably make my decision in January," he said. "I really have a tough decision to make. All the schools I mentioned are really good schools. Each offers something on the table that some schools don't.

"You just have to make sure that you talk to the coaches, get a good vibe from the schools, see the school and see the atmosphere there. You have to picture yourself there if football goes away. It's a tough decision, but it's manageable."

Lynch visited Iowa with childhood friend, Tevaun Smith, who picked up a Hawkeye scholarship offer this weekend.

"It would be nice if we could play together," Lynch said. "We grew up together. If it does come down to it that we both like Iowa, that would be really good. But we both understand that this is a decision for each individual."


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