Lincoln Riley reveals USC specialist has been put on scholarship
Lincoln Riley on Monday revealed some positive news regarding one of USC’s special team players.
Per 247Sports’ Shotgun Spratling on X, kicker Denis Lynch is now on scholarship. Lynch walked on to the program in 2021 after playing at Newbury Park (Calif.).
#USC HC Lincoln Riley said kicker Denis Lynch was awarded a scholarship today.
Lynch made a career-long 53-yarder while going 2 for 2 on Sat.
"Denis has been consistent since the day I walked in the door." Added that Lynch's confidence has continued to grow this season.
— Shotgun Spratling (@ShotgunSpr) September 26, 2023
After not playing as a freshman, he became a starter in 2022, going 15-of-22 from field goal range and making all 74 of his extra points. In his 1st collegiate game against Rice last season, he was 9-for-9 on point-afters.
Thus far in 2023, Lynch has connected on each of his 28 extra-point attempts and is a perfect 3-for-3 on field goals. Against Arizona State in Week 4, he was 4-for-4 on PATs and connected on a career-best 53-yarder.
USC is 4-0 following its 42-28 victory against Arizona State and remains on the road for Week 5 as it heads to Boulder to face Colorado. Kickoff is set for 9 a.m. PT and will be televised on FOX.