The weird case of Aaron Lynch and his transfer from Notre Dame has taken yet another bizarre twist.
Exactly a week ago today, the Irish confirmed that the standout defensive end had decided to leave the football program. Apparently, however, the player’s mother does not exactly agree with her son’s decision.
In a tweet posted to her Twitter account, Alice Lynch reached out to current New York Giants defensive lineman Justin Tuck, asking the former Irish standout to meet with her son and “persuade” him that he’s headed in the wrong direction.
“Please go to Zahm Hall and tell my son Aaron what a bad decision he is making by leaving ND. Thank you,” the mother wrote on her Twitter account, which currently states “that page no longer exists“.
While Tuck, who will be in South Bend for the spring game Saturday, didn’t respond publicly to Ms. Lynch’s online request, he did confirm to the South Bend Tribune that he plans to speak to Lynch while in town. Tuck did tell the paper, however, that he will not try to get Lynch to change his mind; rather, Tuck will seek to find out what the player’s thought process has been and is at the moment.
“I plan on talking to Aaron today sometime,” Lynch told the paper. “But I am not going to try to convince him that he needs to stay here, I am just going to see where his mind’s at.
“And if he feels as though his heart is not into playing with Notre Dame, I wish him well anywhere he goes.”
Lynch is currently scheduled to visit USF this weekend. A current member of the Bulls, safety Spencer Boyd, tweeted yesterday that Lynch will “be joining the USF family this summer!”
As a true freshman in 2011, Lynch led the Irish in sacks with 5.5 and tied for third in tackles for loss with seven. He started six games as a true freshman in 2011, a few months after coming to South Bend as the No. 28 player in the country at any position.