Corona (Calif.) Centennial came up just short in the state title game against Concord (Calif.) De La Salle, losing 28-21, in the state title game, but new California signee Camryn Bynum had a huge season on the defensive side of the ball, racking up 70 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, three picks, nine passes defended, two fumble recoveries and one blocked field goal.
What to Like: Bynum has made big strides this past spring and is a completely different player than he was last fall. He has an incredible work ethic off the field and no one will outwork him. He’s more quick than fast and has very good feet. He’s a high football IQ player, always in the right position and very good reading a play. He has improved in his ability to break and close on the ball and has very good ball skills. He’s also an incredibly high character kid off the field and will be a great representative of the University.
Areas to improve: Bynum has two areas where he needs to work hard on before he was ready to play at the next level. He has put on a good 10-15 pounds this off-season but still needs to gain even more size and strength. He has worked hard on becoming a more physical player but in order to be more affective in press coverage, getting off blocks and factoring in to the run game, he’ll beed to continue to build himself up. He’ll also need to improve his top end speed. As mentioned above, he’s more quick than fast and will need to more down the field burst to be able to turn and run with some of the faster receivers he’ll see in the Pac 12.
Overall Analysis: Cal is starting to build a nice pipeline in to the Centennial program and there aren’t many programs out West better at producing next level talent. Bynum is the 4th Husky player to commit/sign with the Bears over the last three years joining Daniel Juarez in the class of ’16. Bynum has improved as much as any player in the state this off-season and if he continues to make those same strides over the next few years, he’ll have a chance to be a solid contributor to the Bears program.