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Penn State Football Recruiting: RB Akeel Lynch Decommits from Boston College, Pledges To Become Nittany Lion

Three-star running back Akeel Lynch, who originally committed to Boston College, changed his mind after the coaching change at Penn State and will become a Nittany Lion instead, according to ESPN Insider.

Lynch was not recruited heavily by the old regime at Penn State, but coach Bill O'Brien and the rest of the new staff made the back feel wanted. Lynch made an official visit over the weekend and changed his commitment to Penn State.

"It’s exciting because you always dream for them to call and to actually go there is pretty exciting," Lynch said. "It motivates you to keep doing what you’re doing."

"I always wanted to see Penn State when I was committed to BC. I wanted to make sure I was making the right decision," Lynch said. "When they hired [the new staff] they contacted me. It’s what I always dreamed about."

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