Iowa Interested in Wynne

Jack Wynne is seeing his recruitment pick up recently. The defensive end from Connecticut is hearing from Iowa, Boston College and others. He talks about future visits and the process in this update.

(EDIT: In emails to Hawkeye Insider, Coach Rich Albonizio said that Jack Wynne does not have scholarship offers from Iowa or Boston College.)

Reports surfaced this week that Jack Wynne had received scholarship offers from Iowa and Boston College. The source was Greenwich (CT) High Coach Rich Albonizio.

"I haven't heard that (the Hawkeyes have) offered," Wynne said. "We haven't discussed an offer. I just got invited to their camp in June. I also haven't gotten an offer from Boston College."

Wynne said his coach has been on vacation the last few weeks. Perhaps Albonizio hasn't had the time to deliver the good news to his standout defensive end.

Even if Albonizio was misunderstood in the other report and Wynne doesn't have offers, Iowa, Boston College and other schools have shown interest in the 6-foot-5, 240-pound junior.

"It's pretty crazy," Wynne said. "A bunch of schools have been inviting me to camps all at once. I've heard kids talk about how crazy it can get, but it's hard to know what to expect."

Wynne said Iowa learned about him when Albonizio encouraged tight ends coach D.J. Hernandez to watch his film. Albonizio, Hernandez and Hawkeyes Head Coach Kirk Ferentz all played at Connecticut.

"(Hernandez) ended up emailing me," Wynne said. "He watched my film and he liked what he saw. He said he was going to show it to the rest of the coaches there.

"I've been getting a ton of letters from them ever since. That makes me think they're pretty interested."

UConn invited Wynne to a junior day. Boston College wanted him to come for spring practice. He's also been requested at Under Armor and IMG events. Thursday, Wisconsin asked him to visit campus.

"I definitely plan on going to Wisconsin in the spring," Wynne said. "I think that would be an awesome school."

Wynne said he also has heard from Penn State and Temple. Colgate and UMass also have checked in with him. He said he would be attending Iowa's camp in June.

The Hawkeyes are showing Wynne the most interest he said. Its long distance from Connecticut is not a deterrent, he said.

"The way I look at it is I really need to go to the school that's best for me," Wynne said. "If that's on the other side of the country, then I'm willing to do that. I'd like for my family to be able to see me play, which is a concern. But I'm going to do whatever is best for me."

Iowa has moved quickly on defensive ends in the 2014 class after whiffing at that position in the last recruiting cycle.

"I see myself as a pass rusher," Wynne said. "I can see myself being a pretty good outside linebacker or defensive end at the next level. I have good hand moves. I've really worked on my technique in the offseason. I always work very hard on my moves in practice."

A Big Ten school also would fill one of Wynne's desires.

"I want to play in front of a lot of people," he said. "That's always been a dream of mine, to play on a big stage."

Wynne is undecided on a college major.

"I'm very interested in marine biology so that's possible," he said.

Hawkeye Insider Top Stories