Former Notre Dame defensive end and current New York Giants superstar, Justin Tuck is the honorary captain for this weekend’s Blue-Gold game and will be in charge of the pre-game coin toss. But he may need to ready more than the thumb on his coin-flipping hand.
How about a re-recruiting pitch?
The mother of recent evacuee, Aaron Lynch took to Twitter Thursday night, asking Tuck to give her son a talking-to.
“Please go to Zahm Hall and tell my son Aaron what a bad decision he is making by leaving ND. Thank you,” said Alice Lynch (@alicelynch1) on twitter, whose account has since gone offline.
"I plan on talking to Aaron today sometime,” he said. “I'm not going to try to convince him that he needs to stay here. I'm just going to see where his mind is at.”
Aaron Lynch announced last Friday he would be leaving Notre Dame at the conclusion of the spring semester, citing his desire to return home to Florida. On a day when Tuck told an auditorium full of students to follow their dreams, he said he would understand if Aaron’s plans took him elsewhere.
“Obviously, I'm biased and I think that Notre Dame is the best fit for him, especially having an opportunity to watch him play last year,” Tuck said. “The only think I'm going to convey to him is that I'm hoping and wishing that, whatever his decision is, it makes him happy and he goes on to be successful. If it's at Notre Dame, that's ideal. But if it's not, same feeling."
It's unclear if Tuck will even have the opportunity to meet with Lynch, who was reportedly set to visit the University of South Florida this weekend.