Former Notre Dame DE Aaron Lynch transferring to South Florida

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Skip Holtz has beaten the university that made his dad, Lou Holtz, a legend once again. Yes, just like in the 2011 season opener, South Florida got the best of Notre Dame. Apparently, super soph Aaron Lynch is taking his talents to Tampa.

ESPN’s sources indicate Lynch wants to be closer to his family and his girlfriend. The Cape Coral, FL native is coming home.

It’s a big personnel loss for the Irish as Lynch was the jewel of Brian Kelly‘s first ND recruiting class and figured to be the Irish most powerful and best d lineman this fall.

Lynch was a top rated, blue-chip recruit who committed to Notre Dame, de-committed in the wake of the Declan Sullivan tragedy, and then committed again to the Irish. He also dominated last year’s spring game.

Lynch played in 12 games for the Irish as a freshman in 2011, starting six contests. He recorded 33 tackles, seven tackles for loss and a team leading five and a half sacks. He figured to be the Irish leading pass rusher this season. Now the extra year for Kapron Lewis-Moore looks even more important for the Notre Dame defense.

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