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Next up on your Orange-Man Orientation, #38, Cameron Lynch.
Hometown: Lawrenceville, GA
High School: Brookwood
2010 Stats: None, obviously.
2011 Projections: I defer to Dan, who say Lynch in the spring, for this one:
While I'm just as excited for Lynch as most people, I would hold off on expectations for him as a freshman. Marquis Spruill looks great at MLB and could be a surprising All-Big East type player as a sophomore this year. Dan Vaughan looks very solid, and makes up for his lack of speed with great instincts, and Dyshawn Davis might be the surprise of camp at the other OLB spot. For someone who hasn't played LB before, he looks great, and should be able to give us what Spruill or EJ Carter did as freshman, if not more. Lynch should be a great player down the road, but there is nothing wrong with redshirting someone like him.
How'd He Get Here?: Earned 2010 AAAAA First Team All-State and All-County honors and named 2010 Atlanta Journal Constitution and Gwinnett Daily Post AAAAA Defensive Player of the Year. The senior captain had 188 tackles, including a school-record 18.5 sacks, and five interceptions. He received offers from Syracuse, Air Force, Vanderbilt, Harvard and Akron (obvs) and chose the Orange.
Money Quote: "I like to blitz a lot...I talked to coach (SU defensive coordinator Scott) Shafer, and he’s a blitzing man."
Can Lynch likes his men like he likes his bombing strategies...blitzy.
Links of Wonder: Linebacker Lynch could be recruiting steal for Syracuse
Doug Marrone Thinks: Here's a comment not from Marrone but Greg Adkins...
"In terms of the relationship, that goes back to some of the things that Coach (Marrone) talked about. I’ve know Coach Cruz at Brookwood for a number of years and in terms of Cameron Lynch, you just have to turn the film on. Whether he’s 5’10 or 6’2" we offered him a scholarship because, like Coach said, our staff evaluated him and thought he’d help our football team. And he also comes from a team of high academics and he wanted to be a part of our program very early and we welcomed him."
Interesting Nugget O'Interest: For all his success, Lynch didn't get much interest from the major SEC schools. Not even the local guys. "I can’t believe that Georgia Tech wasn’t all over him," [High School coach Mark] Crews said of the Atlantic Coast Conference school in Atlanta, just 25 miles southwest of Snellville.
Let Us Get A Good Look Atchya: Get after them, Cam!