Hawkeyes Land in Lynch's Early Top 5

Monday turned into a pretty good day for 2011 defensive end prospect Aaron Lynch. The Florida prospect picked up scholarship offers from Miami and Iowa to add to an already impressive list of college possibilities. HI.com tracked down Lynch and asked him about the Hawkeyes and his recruitment. Read all about it right here.

Aaron Lynch first was surprised when Iowa offered him a scholarship on Monday. After he thought about it more, it made sense.

"I was really excited to get the offer," the 2011 Defensive End from Florida said. "I realized that I really clicked with the coaches on the phone. I spoke with Coach Kaz (Rick Kaczenski) and I think the head coach (Kirk Ferentz)."

Lynch was named First-Team All-State in Florida's Class 2B. The 6-foot-5, 235-pounder registered 52 tackles and 16 sacks and recovered two fumbles.

"My game is all about the speed rush," Lynch said. "I think I have a great mentality. I play because I have a passion for playing football. I don't just play because I can play."

A lot of notable company is joining Iowa in the pursuit of Lynch. He has offers from National Champion Alabama, Miami, Florida State, Notre Dame, West Virginia and others.

"Iowa is right in there," Lynch said. "They're in my Top 5."

Notre Dame, Purdue, Alabama, Florida State and Iowa are the Top 5, in no particular order, Lynch said.

"Iowa has said they like the way that I play," Lynch said. "They'd like to see me some more, get to know me and have me come out to the school."

That's what Lynch is planning to do in April during his spring break. He and his head coach will drive in a loop up through Alabama north to Indiana and proceed to Iowa, stopping at schools of interest.

"I really don't know much about it," Lynch said of Iowa. "I've been told there are a lot of cornfields. I'd like to check it out."


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