Lynch Very Interested In Maryland

2011 tight end and defensive end prospect has, "always liked the Terps program."

Jim Lynch, a tight end and defensive end out of West Philadelphia Catholic High School, said he spoke with Maryland on a few occasions and would be “very interested” if the Terps ever extended him an offer.


“I’ve just always liked the program,” Lynch said.


He is yet to make an official visit, but said he hopes to do so in the near future. Lynch said he first had contact with Maryland at the end of his junior football season.


“Coaches told me that their program is really starting to boost up and I like the conference,” he said.

The rising senior cited his versatility as a two-way player as one his best attributes.

“You can put me anywhere on the field,” the 6-foot-4, 220-pounder said. “You can put me on the interior, but I’m also quick enough on the end spot. Put me anywhere on the field and I’ll do my best.”

Last year as a junior, he put up numbers on both sides of the ball with 68 tackles and 348 receiving yards.

“People usually compare to me Shawn Oakman,” Lynch said.

Oakman, a four-star recruit out of Pen Wood High School in Landsdowne, Pa., is ranked No. 22 at the defensive end position by and is verbally committed to Penn State.

“People who have played him say I’m better than him, but I’ve never seen him play,” Lynch said.

Lynch said he has heard from Villanova more than any other school, but has also talked to Pittsburgh and some division I-AA schools. He does not currently have any offers on the table.

“My coach said I should be expecting an offer pretty soon, but I’m not sure from who,” he said.

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