James Lynch commits to USC

After de-committing from TCU last Thursday, defensive tackle James Lynch announced Saturday that he would be committing to USC.

Round Rock (Texas) defensive tackle James Lynch committed to USC out of the blue Saturday. 

The three-star defensive tackle was touted by the Trojans at a satellite camp in Texas hosted by Texas Christian. Ironically, Lynch was committed to the Horned Frogs at the time. 

Just last week, Lynched announced on Twitter that he was de-committing from TCU. 

“I would like to that all of the coaches at TCU for the opportunity to be a part of their program, but I just feel I need to weight the option that have been given to me and make the best decision I can for my future.”

Saturday, he made the decision to commit to USC, simply tweeting, “So blessed to officially announce I'm committing to the USC Trojans!!” 

Lynch, a 6-foot-5, 282-pound defensive tackle is rated as the No. 47  prospect nationally at his position. Some recruiting experts have also projected a possible move to the offensive line for his future as well. 

Lynch was one-of-166 players to earn an invitation to The Opening Finals after earning defensive line MVP honors at The Opening Dallas Regional Camp earlier this year. 

At The Opening Finals Lynch ran a 5.0 40-yard dash, a 4.30 shuttle and had a 29-inch vertical leap. 

The Opening Evaluation: Lynch eased into the competition and you can see that he has a good upside and his set of skills makes him very versatile as well. He has good feet and is pretty agile for a big man, but he will need to continue to develop explosion and power to take on the matches that will be presented to him on the next level.

Lynch becomes commitment No. 15 for USC, who just garnered the pledge of Weston (Fla.) three—star defensive end Jacob Lichtenstein two weeks ago. Of the Trojans current 15 commitments, nine are rated three-stars or lower by Scout. 

Lynch unofficially visited USC over the summer, so his commitment doesn’t come sight unseen. Still, Lynch is considered a Husker legacy as his father played at Nebraska. After an unofficial visit to Lincoln (Neb.) and no reported scholarship offer, Lynch wasted no time making a pledge to USC. However, with the Twitter username of @JamesHucker38, it remains to be seen how solid his commitment to the Trojans will be if Nebraska makes another run at him this season. 


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