Stephon Tuitt, the 5-star defensive end who de-committed from Georgia Tech on Wednesday night in order to rejoin Notre Dame's recruiting class, is not the only high school player who has done this with the Irish recently.
Last Saturday, former Florida State recruit Aaron Lynch turned down an offer from the Seminoles in order to have the chance to play at Notre Dame. Like Tuitt, he had committed months ago to Notre Dame and then recently decided Florida State was the perfect fit.
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Lynch originally had been a member of Notre Dame's class before flipping to the Seminoles in mid-November. He is considered a four-star prospect and the nation's 90th-overall recruit by Rivals.com.
And what position does Lynch play? Defensive end; same as Tuitt. In fact, the two are only about an inch and five or so pounds off of being exact duplicates in height and weight.
On Tuesday, Tuitt committed to Georgia Tech after holding solid offers from both Georgia Tech and Notre Dame for months. In September, he gave the Irish a verbal commitment, but with his official visit to Georgia Tech looming last weekend, the Yellow Jackets thought they could snatch him away.
It appeared -- at least Tuesday -- they were able to.
Joining three other recruits, Tuitt's commitment gave Georgia Tech one of its biggest weekend's in head coach Paul Johnson's four-year recruiting tenure.
But news came out late Wednesday night from The South Bend Tribune that Tuitt's mother, Tamara Tuitt, told the newspaper that her son "is done with recruiting" following his switch back.The Monroe native played two weeks ago in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl alongside Lynch and another Notre Dame recruit.