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May 1, 2013

One standing out for Wynn?

Lakewood (St. Petersburg, Fla.) offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn takes the student part in "student athlete" seriously.

As a matter of fact when the Sunshine State prospect spoke with UGASports on Wednesday night, he had just finished some physics homework.

That isn't the only homework Wynn has been doing.

The three-star prospect has also taken notice that the last seven winners of the BCS National Championship have called the Southeastern Conference home, and that the conference also had 12 first round picks in last week's NFL draft.

Wynn tweeted recently that he would be playing his college ball in the SEC, and he says that he meant every word of that tweet.

"I meant that because I think the SEC is a great conference," Wynn said when asked about that tweet. "It is also a competitive conference. In my first year, whether I redshirt or play right away, I would still be getting a lot of work from a lot of other SEC players and it would get me better. So I'm looking forward to getting better and playing in the best conference."

Luckily for Wynn, there is no shortage of SEC suitors.

"The schools that are really coming at me the hardest are Auburn, Ole Miss, Georgia, Vanderbilt, and Florida right now," he said.

With those schools recruiting him the hardest and other programs also throwing hats into the ring, there is still a long way to go in Wynn's recruitment.

One school, however, has started to standout above the rest recently due its coaching staff.

"There is a school that I'm really interested in and that is standing out right now and that is Georgia," Wynn said. "What really makes them stand out is the coaching staff. Coach (Will) Friend, coach (Mike) Bobo, and coach (Mark) Richt, the Head Coach, are all just good people."

It is often said that recruiting is all about relationships, and one of the reasons the Bulldogs have made a move for Wynn is due to the bond he has built with the UGA Head Man.

"I got a chance to talk to coach Richt Friday night and we talked for about 30 minutes," he said. "The majority of the conversation was just about life. It wasn't about sports and all that. It was a good talk about real life situations. It was just good. I feel like I have a great relationship with the coaching staff."

Wynn visited Georgia in early April for the annual G-Day spring scrimmage the day before earning offensive line MVP honors at the Atlanta Rivals Camp presented by Under Armour.

The Bulldogs offered Wynn on that visit and have since let him know how he fits into the plans going forward in Athens.

"Georgia is recruiting me as a guard and they are just telling me that they would like to have me on their line and that I can bring leadership and that kind of stuff," Wynn said. "I like what they are saying and I think it would be great to play somewhere like Georgia."

The confident lineman says that he won't make a decision until his family has had a chance to take some visits with him, and, for the time being, he plans on taking some time off from visiting schools before hitting the trail again for the summer and fall.

"I plan on taking my official visits in the fall and go to see the campuses," he said. "As of right now, the whole month of June I'm not going to be taking visits. In July I'm going to see I'm going to see if I can take some more unofficial visits."

Wynn hasn't quite figured out when he will make a decision and a big reason for that uncertainty has to do with the fact that he is currently working with his guidance counselor with hopes that he can enroll early.

Still no time has been ruled out in regards to making a decision - not even National Signing Day.

"Well I might hold out until National Signing Day," Wynn laughed. "But I'm just going to go with my gut feeling. If I feel like it is the place for me and my family think it is the place for me, I'll probably just make the decision then."

He will certainly put an ample amount of thought into it.




 

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