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2024 OL Aidan Lynch Enjoys Notre Dame Visit

April 19, 2023

Overall, great facilities, great everything. It was a great visit.

Aidan Lynch‍ has several big-time offers already, but it’s obvious he would like to add at least one more to his list, which is why the 2024 New Jersey offensive lineman was at Notre Dame on Friday.

“Everything went well,” Lynch told Irish Sports Daily afterward.

The 6-foot-7, 285-pounder has a lengthy offer sheet that includes the likes of Penn State, Georgia, Virginia Tech, Stanford and multiple Ivy League schools among several others.

While in South Bend, he had the chance to spend time with several coaches, including new offensive line coach Joe Rudolph and head coach Marcus Freeman.

“Coach Freeman was a very good guy, very humble, very honest,” he said.

“I got to sit down and watch film with (Rudolph) for a bit. He is a very straight-up and honest guy with myself and his players. There really was no BS with him. It was kind of just straight to the point.”

The Mount Olive High School standout noticed this during Saturday’s practice.

“When a player was messing up, he had no hesitation to go in and tell him, 'Hey, you've got to fix this. Correct this. Make yourself better because you know you have the potential to do it. You've just got to figure it out,'” said Lynch. “He's a very straight-up and personable guy, which I really like in a coach. It was a really good time with him.

“His coaching style is very hands-on. In between plays in the scrimmage in the team periods, he would go in and talk with an o-lineman to make sure he corrected his technique or make sure he got the right assignment done. I really appreciate that and I really like that as a coach.”

Rudolph expressed an interest in Lynch and pointed some ways the New Jersey native could get even better.

“He said overall he thinks I would be a great fit,” Lynch explained. “He really just talked about how I could improve my game, which is really important for me, which was really cool from a college coach.”

Prior to Notre Dame, Lynch made stops at West Virginia and Virginia Tech. He attended Penn State’s spring game on Saturday.

He’s hoping for the chance to return to see Notre Dame again.

“I didn't receive an offer from them, but I still really enjoyed my time there and they still seem very interested in me,” said Lynch. “I think I really want to get back to South Bend. I actually have Play Like A Champion Today plastered on my wall in my room. I've been a Notre Dame fan growing up, so it was a dream experience to be there and I would really like to get back there.”

Rudolph is expected to be at Mount Olive in the coming weeks to see Lynch in action.

“That'll be a good time to talk to him again and get him to experience what I do personally to get ready for college ball.”

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