Wynn Hopes To Be Next Big Tarblooder

Cleveland (Ohio) Glenville has had little trouble producing top-level talent in the past few years. With names surfacing for the class of 2010, BuckeyeSports.com has the name of a 2011 prospect from Glenville who is already drawing interest from the Buckeyes. Read on for more.

Cleveland (Ohio) Glenville turns out a number of college athletes on a yearly basis, and Shane Wynn is hoping to join that list.

At least, in a few years' time. Having just completed his sophomore season at Glenville, the speedy Wynn is just getting his feet wet when it comes to recruiting.

"Yeah, there are a couple coaches that have been hitting me up," he told BuckeyeSports.com. "(Am I) surprised? Kind of, but I've still got a long way to go. I know Tennessee has, and Ohio State a little bit."

The Buckeyes have a well-established history of landing players from Glenville, and Wynn said he is aware of that fact. The 5-8, 155-pound athlete said he keeps in touch with former Tarblooders Ray Small and Rob Rose, two players entering their senior season with the Buckeyes.

"They tell me to keep my head on my shoulders, don't do anything bad and keep my grades up and all that," Wynn said.

As a sophomore, Wynn lined up at slot receiver, cornerback, punt returner and kick returner for the Tarblooders. Once his season ended on the gridiron, he turned his attention to the hardwood, where he suited up for Glenville's basketball team. Basketball season was then followed up by track season, where Wynn left a mark at the state track finals despite his relative youth.

Wynn placed sixth in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.15 seconds and was part of two relay teams. Wynn and the Tarblooders finished fifth in the 4x100 relay with a tie of 42.41, while they took home first place in the 4x200 relay with a time of 1:27.8.

"It was cool," he said of the meet. "I've just got to step up. I'm a sophomore, so I've still got a lot of time left. It's cool that I'm getting my feet wet. I know right from wrong and what I did wrong and all that."

Up next for Wynn is a spot on coach Ted Ginn's annual bus tour, a trip that takes kids from around the area to college camps across the region.

"I hope to get a couple of scholarships out of it," Wynn said.

As for being another potential future Tarblooder with the chance to go to college, Wynn said, "It's great, to see them go to college and do good at college and to know that I'm going to follow in their footsteps."

In addition to his age, Wynn's contact with college coaches has been limited by his busy sports schedule. However, he has spoken with coaches when his schedule permits, Wynn said.

Although Wynn admitted that a scholarship offer from the Buckeyes would be something he is hoping for, his reasoning was a little different than most.

"It's cool because once Ohio State offers you, you get a whole bunch more offers just because they offered you so people might think you're good," he said.


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