Wynn To Focus On Recruiting

Cleveland Glenville wide receiver Shane Wynn is proof positive that good things come in small packages. Wynn has great speed and cutting ability, even though he is quite small by Division-I standards. A contributor since he was a sophomore, Wynn is now ready to concentrate on recruiting, following Glenville's ouster from the playoffs. Bill Greene has the latest.

Cleveland Glenville losing in the second round of the Ohio state playoffs was unexpected, although Lakewood St. Edward might just be the most talented team in Ohio. The loss will give several Tarblooder players the time they need to concentrate on recruiting.

One such player is wide receiver Shane Wynn, 5-foot-8, 155-pounds of pure dynamite with the football in his hands. Wynn had put off looking at his recruitment until after his season, and that time is now at hand.

"We are disappointed in losing, and we didn't do what we needed to do," Wynn stated. "Losing to St. Ed's hurt, but I think I had a fine senior season. I just try to help my team win, and don't care about my stats at all. I try to not look at what I do well, rather I try to look at what I need to do to get better."

"I think I have good hands, but I always work on catching the football," he added. "I'm trying to get stronger, and I do well in the weight room. I'm always working on my routes, and I think I can go deep or come across the middle. I like returning kicks, so I'm a versatile player. And I will block people when that's called for."

Although he has offers, and is a heavily recruited prospect, Wynn was quite vague about his recruitment, preferring to wait and sit down with his parents and head coach Ted Ginn, to form a game-plan. Previously, he had listed offers from Tennessee, North Carolina, Ohio State, Nebraska, and others.

"I haven't set any official visits up yet, but my plan is to go to Michigan with Cardale Jones on December 10th," Wynn explained. "Michigan has offered and I'm interested, but I haven't called them to set up that visit yet. There's a good chance I will be there with Cardale."

"I don't have any official visits set up, and I almost hate to discuss recruiting right now," he added. "There are schools calling, but I haven't had too much chance to get to know these schools, because I put everything I had into our season."

"I really need to sit down with Coach (Ginn) and my family and map out a plan for the five official visits," he continued. "I want to commit on Signing Day, so I have plenty of time to get this done. I will probably take all my visits in December and January, and use those visits to basically make my decision."

Although he was hesitant to discuss individual schools, Wynn does have an idea of the type of program he is looking for.

"I'm really not sure what offers I really do have at this point, and Coach Ginn handles all of that," he reported. "I'm looking for a school that has a great academic program, and a good football program. The four of us (Andre Sturdivant, Cardale Jones, Aundrey Walker) would like to stay together, but that might not be possible, and we know that."

"I want to study sports management, but there's also a part of me that would like to work with younger children," Wynn explained. "I might want to teach and coach, in order to do for the younger kids what so many have done for me."

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