"When I took a look at Winthrop and compared them to the rest of my choices, it wasn't far from home and I could relate to the coaching staff and the players," Gaynor said. "It's not far from home. It's a great situation because Ivan Jenkins is going to be a senior when I get there and I can play alongside him or behind him for the year he's there."
Gaynor visited VCU and considered UNC-Wilmington and Lehigh as well. The Seahawks offered a situation where he would walk-on for a year and then get scholarshipped but he felt most comfortable with the Winthrop situation.
Plus, Winthrop really allowed Gaynor to give his family a chance to see him play quite often. "[Distance is] real important because my family is the most important factor in my life. For them to get the chance to see me is very important. Everybody in my conference is local and it'll be a great chance for them to watch me too."
Gaynor may study mass communication at Winthrop.