However, Tuesday the day Cincinnati fans had feared came true. Bynum had flipped and signed with Tennessee.
"I had a great time on my visit," Bynum told InsideTennessee on Tuesday.
Bynum and William M. Raines (Fla.) High School are fresh off an 8-4 season that took them to the second round of the FHSAA Class 4A state playoffs where they fell to The Bolles School 24-6.
The junior outside linebacker was a FHSAA Class 4A All-State selection and also earned Super-24 honors from the The Florida Times-Union. Tennessee quarterback signee Nathan Peterman was also a member the Super-24 award.