Two L.C. Bird High Skyhawks saw new offers roll in recently, and one of them came from a school in the Ivy League. Junior... L.C. Bird athletes collect offers
Chris Barfield runs during gridiron action last fall.

Two L.C. Bird High Skyhawks saw new offers roll in recently, and one of them came from a school in the Ivy League.

Junior Chris Barfield reeled in an offer from the University of Pennsylvania, while C.J. Lynch scored his second offer, this one from Mount St. Joseph’s in Cincinnati. 

Barfield is listed as a strong safety and running back on his Hudl account, but also played with the linebackers in the L.C. Bird defense last season. Barfield made plays on the gridiron and in the classroom, boasting a 4.4 grade point average.

“Chris is a student in the engineering program here at L.C. Bird,” coach Troy Taylor said. “He received the offer from the University of Pennsylvania when he attended their ‘Junior Day.’”

Barfield ranked third on the Skyhawks defense with 58 tackles. Two of those went for a loss, and he also recovered a fumble.

Lynch is primarily an offensive lineman, usually lining up at guard. At 6 feet 1 inch and 250 pounds, he provides a big, developing body for college coaches. In limited time on defense, he registered two sacks. His first offer came from West Virginia Wesleyan in December.