Recruiting: A Snowboarding Defensive End

Oklahoma State has made a living recruiting Texas, and lately states like Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Mississippi, and Georgia have also come into play when Mike Gundy and his staff go looking for football talent. California is another state the Cowboys occasionally find talent but when the Cowboys recently offered defensive end Dylan Wynn they may have experienced a first.

"Yes sir, Oklahoma State offered me," explained the 6-2, 235-pound defensive end out of powerhouse high school program Concord (De La Salle), Calif.

"I was surprised because I hadn't heard from them much, a couple of letters, but no real contact with the coaches," said Wynn. "Actually, I was snowboarding when my dad called me and told me that they had offered. It's a hobby, and me and a friend had gone up snowboarding."

There is your first. I doubt if Oklahoma State has ever had another prospect that they offered find out while he was snowboarding.

Wynn is a very competitive athlete and while making like Shaun White is a hobby, Wynn is a very accomplished football player and wrestler. In wrestling he competes as a heavyweight, so he sees competition up to 275 pounds. He also compete in track.

"I have offers from Oregon State, Washington State, Oklahoma State, and Cal-Poly," he said when asked about offers.

"I was really excited about the offer from Oklahoma State because I have always wanted to play football in a league like that. Going out of state, away for school is not a problem for me," added Wynn.

"I was born in Texas (Arlington), and left when I was two. I lived in Chicago and then New Hanpshire before moving to California, so I have kind of been around."

Wynn has a profile that fits the attention in recruiting as he helped lead De La Salle to the CIF Open Division Championship. Wynn was named first team All-State Underclass by Golden State Preps.

He finished last season with 82 total tackles, 36 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, and two fumble recoveries. The snowboarding is just something a little extra that you don't often hear about in recruiting.

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