Name: Cameron Lynch
Hometown: Lawrenceville, GA
High School: Brookwood
2013 Stats: Cam started every game last season and did good work. He racked up 69 tackles, 53 of which were unassisted, four sacks for 31 yards, and two interceptions.
2014 Projections: Lynch will be a starter again this season, which means another year of strength at the linebacker position for the Orange. Woo hoo!
How'd He Get Here: He received a bunch of awards in high school, including Georgia AAAAA first team all-state and all-county honors as a senior. That year, he had 188 tackles and five interceptions, but no offers from the local Georgia colleges. Cam chose Syracuse over Harvard, Vanderbilt, and Air Force.
Money Quote: William Hicks, the assistant athletic director for athletic performance at Syracuse, had this to say when comparing Lynch to Marquis Spruill:
He's a weight-room freak. The only difference is in the 40. Spruill ran really well. Lynch hasn't gotten to run that yet.
Is that a challenge??
Links Of Wonder: Cam left quite a legacy back home in Georgia, and not (entirely) because of football. Seriously, take a few minutes and read this inspiring piece about his genuine warmth and kindness.
Tweets Of Wonder:
Never pass up the opportunity to laugh— Cameron Lynch (@CameronLynch3) May 24, 2014
What Does Shafer Think Of Him: That he's one of the leaders on this team.
I really like this linebacker outfit. We lost a good player in Marquis Spruill but I like the leadership and work ethic out of that group. Dyshawn Davis has done a nice job, along with Cameron Lynch, leading that group. I like their discipline.
Interesting Nugget O'Interest: Mr. Smarty Pants is an Econ. major.
Let's Get A Good Look Atcha: Get it, Cam!
(Via Daniel Anyaegbunam)