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Boston College Football Recruiting Update: Akeel Lynch Officially De-Commits

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Akeel Lynch, a three-star RB (Athol Springs, N.Y. / St. Francis) and one of the top recruits of the 2012 class, made it official on Tuesday, de-committing from Boston College.

"Lynch, who committed to the Eagles in the summer, said he committed early because he initially wasn't sure how much interest he would have. As more teams have offered him, he said he has wanted to look around.

Lynch, 6-foot-1 and 205 pounds, is going to visit Penn State this weekend. Lynch also said he hopes to visit Oklahoma next weekend."

Lynch is now targeting at Oklahoma, Penn State, Mississippi and Iowa.

Though this has been expected for a while, the departure of Lynch is yet another tough blow to the Eagles' 2012 recruiting class, one that is shaping up to be nothing short of an unmitigated disaster for Spaziani. There's really no way of putting a positive spin on the most recent BC football roster turnover and Class of 2012 misses.

In addition to losing out on Lynch, recruits Sam Grant and Jaxon Hood are still shopping offers, while the academic status of Steven Daniels is as yet unresolved.

Since committing to B.C., Hood (Chandler, Arizona) has received offers from both in-state programs -- both Arizona State and Arizona. Both Pac-12 programs got a bit of a late jump on 2012 recruiting making coaching changes this offseason.

Tight end Sam Grant (North Royalton, Ohio) has since re-opened his commitment after committing to Boston College last summer. All indications are that Grant is gone as well.

Add to this the loss of seven seniors to graduation (all seven of which were on the final two-deep roster of the season), the NCAA denying Momah's request for a second medical redshirt waiver and a sixth year of eligibility and the losses of Kuechly and Max Holloway to the NFL Draft. With just over two weeks to go before National Signing Day, it's clear that Spaz and the coaching staff have a lot of work left to do if they are going to close strong for this year's recruiting class.