Lynch, a native of Toronto who will be a senior this fall, made the decision in the Athol Springs private school's weight room.
The 6-foot, 1/2-inch, 205-pound Lynch -- who runs a 4.45 40-yard dash -- said he selected BC over Penn State.
"The offense fits my style, it's the zone offense that we run here," Lynch said. "Also, their ability to move me around [on offense], which I really like. I think what really made the difference were the coaches. They made me feel like I was part of the family. I think that's key in anywhere you go, because after football you got to have people to help you succeed in life."
Other schools to offer Lynch a scholarship included Duke, Cincinnati, Syracuse, UConn, University at Buffalo and Akron.
Lynch played just six games as a junior, missing the final five after undergoing surgery to repair a detached tendon on his left ring finger. He still earned a spot on the All-Western New York second team by running for 828 yards on 121 carries for an average of 6.8. He scored a total of 10 touchdowns, including five in one game in a 49-21 win at St. Joe's.
This gives Western New York in general, and the Monsignor Martin Association in particular, two major college verbal commitments for the Class of 2012. Quarterback Chad Kelly of St. Joe's has committed to Clemson.
I'll have much more after taking part in today's Sully Live video chat.
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