SOURCE: Lynch going to UBC? (VIDEO)

SOURCE CORRECTION: It was a Facebook message from a recruiting coach not Blake Nill shown to CFC

It seems as though Akeel Lynch could be reunited with a former teammate.

A source has confirmed to that the 6’0, 215 pound running back from Toronto, Ontario could be joining Vanier Cup Champions, University of British Columbia (UBC) Thunderbirds.

In preparation of Lynch’s potential arrival, the source indicated that Thunderbirds recruiting Coach messaged a recruit informing them the news.

Last week, Lynch announced via social media that he would be leaving NCAA Division 1 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) team, Penn State Nittany Lions and playing out his final year of eligibility elsewhere.

Akeel Lynch

The Thunderbirds appeared to be a possible destination for a couple of key reasons.  For one thing, Lynch would have the opportunity to reunite with his former Nittany Lions teammate, ’14 #CFC100 top ranked Michael O’Connor.  Another factor is that Lynch would continue a succession of other players who have transferred over from NCAA programs to the Thunderbirds including kicker Greg Hutchins, ’15 #CFC100 wide receiver Malcolm Lee, defensive back Taylor Loffler as well as offensive linemen Jared Caputy, Ben Harrington and Jake Robertson among others. heard from Lynch on January 19th where he has confirmed that he is NOT joining O’Connor at UBC. However, he will update the site throughout the process.

The offensive standout just completed his fourth season with the Nittany Lions where he racked up 278 rushing yards on 54 carries and two touchdowns. Back in July, reported that he is on the preseason radar for the Walter Doak Award, which is handed out the top running back in the nation.

Akeel Lynch 2015

In 2014, Lynch rushed for 678 yards on 678 yards on 147 carries averaging 4.6 yards per carry.  His longest carry was 47 yards and he also scored four touchdowns for the Nittany Lions. Moreover, Lynch amassed 69 yards on 10 receptions for an average of 6.9 yards per reception.

Previous to the Nittany Lions, the native of Toronto, Ontario enjoyed a successful football career with St.Francis Red Raiders (Buffalo, New York high school team).  During his time with the Red Raiders, Lynch was selected as New York Gatorade Player of the Year in 2011 and was also selected to the First Team All-Western New York squad.  The running back broke school records as he rushed for 2,131 yards on 213 carries and scored 25 touchdowns.

Among the teams Lynch has previously suited up in Canada has included St.Michael’s Kerry Blues of the Conference of Independent Schools Athletic Association (CISAA) and the Toronto Jr. Argos of the Ontario Football Conference (OFC).

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