Stephon Wynn wasn't a sleeper or anything before he transferred to IMG Academy in January. In fact, he had collected about two dozen scholarship offers and was identified as a class of 2018 Scout300 defensive tackle prospect through his junior football season at Anderson (S.C.) T.L. Hanna High School.
But an in-state power and a few national powers have officially joined the race for his services since he made the move to the noted prep program.
Wynn has been to Tuscaloosa in the past and says the Crimson Tide will be a factor in his recruitment down the stretch. Ohio State may soon host him and be in the same conversation.
"Alabama is Alabama, it's one of the biggest programs in the country, they have an amazing football team, amazing football coaches," he said. "I think they're definitely going to become a contender. I took a visit over the summer, I love the campus, it's super nice, it's super big, it just feels like it's a football town. Everybody loves their football in Alabama.
"It was big for me (UA and OSU), those are two offers I've been wanting for a long time. To get those two, that's a dream come true. I haven't visited yet, but I plan on visiting pretty soon."
On the field and otherwise, Wynn says being on the team at IMG Academy has exceeded his expectations to this point.
"Definitely the workouts, eating three healthy meals a day and getting coached by one of the best D-line coaches at the high school level -- Ernie Logan," he said. "He played eight years in the league, he's the best."
Already pledged to play in the Under Armour All-America Game, Wynn previously held offers from Clemson, South Carolina, Auburn, Georgia, Tennessee and many others who also remain under heavy consideration. He is a top 10 defensive tackle recruit in the South region.