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Offer Alert: Stephon Wynn

Notre Dame is back at IMG Academy with another offer, this one to four-star defensive tackle Stephon Wynn. Pulling Wynn out of the Southeast will be a challenge.

Class of 2018
Position: Defensive Tackle
Top Offers: Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State

Wynn sure is disruptive. Take a quick glance at his highlights (linked below) and you’ll see a defensive lineman that’s in the backfield often. Wynn lines up mostly at defensive end for IMG Academy, although his frame has the look of a future defensive tackle at the college level. He shows explosiveness off the ball and the power to bowl over opponents. There’s also some quality technique involved to shed blockers and get into the backfield, whether it’s to pressure the quarterback or swallow up a running back.

“Wynn is a versatile defensive lineman with the ability to play three or five technique. He is an athletic lineman who knocks offensive linemen backwards. He knows how to work up the field. He flashes the ability to fire off the ball low, winning the leverage battle, and shedding blocks. At end, he has the ability to set the edge and to get up the field. Depending on how he grows, he could end up as a quick interior defensive lineman in college. He has good length and he works his hands. He can work on his quickness off the ball and become more explosive. He has the ability to change direction quickly.” - scouting report

Wynn is one of the most highly recruited defensive line prospects in the Southeast, making it a particularly tall order for Notre Dame moving forward. Wynn is now at IMG Academy but is originally from South Carolina. And Clemson has offered. Needless to say, there’s a growing consensus that Wynn will end up back home playing for the in-state program.

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One, most likely. When it comes to interior prospects, there’s not going to be much room at the inn. Notre Dame needs outside pass rushers and most offers on the defensive line over the last couple months have reflected that fact. But the staff still wants an interior disruptor. Wynn is another example. But don’t expect more than one more to come on board with Jayson Ademilola already committed.

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