Wynn Has High Interest In Ducks, Awaits Offer

A quick, rugged, and tough defender with a relentless motor, Concord (CA) De La Salle four-star defensive end Dylan Wynn's style of play may remind some Duck fans of former Oregon defensive end, Nick Reed. While Wynn still awaits an offer from the Oregon coaching staff, he visited Eugene last week as a camp participant.

Do you currently have an offer from Oregon?

"No I don't."

What kind of contact have you had with Oregon since the recruiting process started for you?

"I've been talking to them a lot. Coach (Nick) Aliotti, his brother is actually the Dean at my school, so I've been trying to keep close contact with him calling and everything. I also just went to a camp (in Eugene)."

How many days were you at camp in Eugene?

"It was one full day."

Take us through that day and how the overall experience at Oregon went.

"I've checked the facilities before. I've been there for Junior Day, so of course the facilities are amazing. I got to work with some of the coaches which was nice and I also got to show the coaches how I do with pads, so that was fun. It was a long day, but it was fun. I liked it. Eugene is a city I need to check out a little bit, but it's a cool place."

What was your impression of the coaching staff after getting to spend some quality one-on-one time with them?

"It was fun. It was good to see where everything stands and where their views are and where I need to be and everything, so I was pretty happy with finally being able to talk to them and get everything on the table and see exactly what I have to do."

Which coaches from Oregon have you been in the most contact with?

"Mostly Aliotti, but it does go around to the person who recruits my section, but mostly Coach Aliotti."

What were your impressions of Eugene from the limited time that you spent there?

"It was nice, it was fun. It's the type of town that's kind of relaxing, but then it's got a little bit of spice to it. I could definitely see myself there, but again, it's all in how the coaches see and what they need me to do to be able to get that offer."

In your discussions with the coaching staff, have they mentioned a potential offer possibly coming through for you down the line?


What is your overall interest in Oregon?

"It's actually very high. Again though, it doesn't really matter until I have that offer."

What is it about Oregon has you so interested?

"First of all, I watched the team work together and they're close and I like that. And also, I have connections. Coach Aliotti, for instance, his brother is the Dean at the school I'm attending right now and I'd like to keep connections to the school that I'm at right now. The facilities of course, but it's nice just seeing how close the players are with each other."

How would you describe yourself as a player?

"I'm very relentless, I never stop on the field. I always have my motor going and I pride myself on always finishing the play. I never take a play or anything and that has a lot to do with my conditioning. I'd like to think I'm strong, I'm quick, and I never give up on a play."

Is there a particular player at the collegiate or professional level that you try to pattern your game after?

"I'm not sure if I can compare myself to anybody. I don't watch enough pro football for that. But collegiate also, I'm just not too sure. I've been compared to a few people, but I tend to try to make my own name."

What are you looking for in a program?

"The main thing is comfort level. 'Could I spend my four years here?' 'Could I spend the most important years of my life at this school?' Once I get that, if I have two schools that I feel comfortable with, then I'll narrow it down to more specific things like degree, or school, or prestige, or even facilities. It will break down, but the main thing is that I have to feel comfortable at that school and if I feel comfortable there, then they're in the race."

Have you given any thought as to what you might want to study when you get to college?

"I've given it a little thought. It's all around the board right now. I'm thinking maybe natural sciences, something like that, or being a teacher or even going in to sports medicine or something. I'm not too particular. I figure it's probably going to change once I get to the school anyway. I have an idea generally what I would like to do, but as it is, most people change their major by their sophomore year in college anyway."

What are some of the offers that you currently hold from other schools?

"My newest offer I got is from Colorado State. I got that I think yesterday. I have Oregon State, Oklahoma State, Washington State, Colorado State, Kansas State, San Diego State, Ohio, and Cal Poly."

Do you have a top list of schools right now?

"I'm very open right now. I'm still trying to figure out where I want to go and where everything is and hopefully I haven't gotten all of the offers that I'm going to get. I'm still figuring it all out. I'm taking a good amount of time with this."

Have you taken any unofficial visits yet and do you plan on taking any later this summer?

"I've taken a couple of unofficial visits. I've checked out Oklahoma State, I've checked out Oregon State, I've checked out Washington State, I've checked out Cal of course, because it's nearby and they're a potential offer, Stanford...I've checked out quite a few schools. I'll probably go out for a couple more unofficials once I start narrowing down exactly where I want to go. As of now, nothing's planned. Actually, I'll probably be going out to Oregon State. This is still up in there air depending on when (Blake) Renaud is gonna go visit, because he also has an offer to Oregon State. If he goes up, I might as well come with."

Have the coaches at Oregon discussed any potential future visits with you?

"Right now, they're still evaluating so I'm not sure. With me, they haven't discussed any visits, but if I do get that offer, I'll probably use one of my officials at Oregon. Right now, it's really early in the process, so I'm not quite sure yet."

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