Fresh off helping his team score an important non-conference victory against Huber Heights (Ohio) Wayne, junior athlete Shane Wynn told BuckeyeSports.com that an offer from the Buckeyes will be in his hands by the end of the week.
"O-State is about to (offer) sometime next week," he said.
In addition, Tennessee is set to offer, Wynn said.
The 5-9, 165-pound Wynn said the OSU coaches have told him that they like his speed, quickness and blocking ability. On a cool evening in southwestern Ohio, Wynn showed just how explosive of a player he can be.
The Cleveland Glenville speedster lined up at wide receiver, kick returner, punt returner and took a snap at quarterback in the team's Wildcat formation, and his name was all over the stat sheet in a 57-28 victory. Wynn caught one pass for a 29-yard touchdown, took one run 68 yards for a score and completed the trifecta with a nifty 99-yard kick return.
Asked which play was most exciting, he pointed to the kickoff return. Wynn looked to be stopped around the Glenville 30-yard line but he kept himself upright by putting his right hand on the ground, allowing him to shake a pair of would-be tacklers.
From there, it was off to the races.
"I thought I was going to go down until I was up," he said. "(Head) coach (Ted) Ginn (Sr.) has us work on it a lot, working on kick returns."
The head coach himself said he has seen growth in Wynn but tempered expectations just yet.
"It's a growing process for all of them and Shane is growing up," Ginn said. "He's got a long way to go. He's still a young kid, but he's explosive. We try to get the ball into explosive guys' hands."
Senior teammate Christian Bryant singled Wynn out as the fastest player on the team, even putting him ahead of senior speedster Latwan Anderson. Wynn said he is not sure where the OSU coaches project him to play in college, saying he has no preference himself.
As one of the future standouts from Glenville, Wynn is working to put himself in line to get a number of scholarship offers. As such, he knows the expectations that come for Tarblooders who land offers from the Buckeyes.
"Ohio State offers pretty much all the great Glenville players," he said. "I just have to do the things they tell me to do. I'm starting to turn it up a little bit. When my O-line blocks, I just run for touchdowns."