Desmond Wynn: RU's Latest Pledge

Desmond Wynn stands in at 6-foot-6 and 1/2 weighs in at 245-pounds. By way of St. Marks (Wilmington, Delaware) Wynn decided to put an early end to his recruitment and has selected Rutgers over others and increasing interest from a number of BCS schools.

Desmond Wynn has pulled the trigger in favor of Rutgers and has become the fifth pledge to the 2007 class. By way of St. Mark's (Wilmington, Delaware), Wynn measures in at 6-foot-6 and 1/2 and 245-pounds. A two-sport star, Wynn selected Rutgers over offers from Delaware, Hofstra, and Temple. Michigan State, Pittsburgh, and West Virginia have all been in contact with Wynn with the Spartans making the biggest push, sending a piece of mail every day.

Wynn's recruitment began rather late, hence the lack of attention coming his way. He attended no combines and went to no camps and relied entirely on his highlight tapes to do the talking.

"It happened about two months ago. My coach said that I need to get a highlight tape together and start sending it out, so we made one. We then talked it over with my parents and coach and we thought of some schools to send it to. Rutgers was first on my list," stated Wynn.

"A few weeks later," continued Wynn, "Coach Susan told me he really liked my tape and that Rutgers would offer. He came by the school in May and they offered. Maybe a week after that the Head Coach came by and he told me that he would really like to see me play for them."

Wynn was on the Rutgers campus on Wednesday making an unofficial visit, his first such trek to the New Jersey school.

"I came with my dad and my little brother. I met with the Head Coach and the defensive coaches and we talked about the type of defense they run and how I can fit in. It's the same type of defense that we run so it felt comfortable."

Wynn had a chance to view the campus, including Old Queens (a.k.a. College Avenue) and left impressed with the layout, the coaching staff and everything in between.

"It was very nice [the campus]. It was kind of an older campus, kind of like an Ivy League school. Rutgers just felt like home. I felt like the coaches cared for me a lot. It's a program on the rise and it's something I want to be a part of," said Wynn.

Wynn estimates around 40 tackes during his Junior season but noted that he was double and triple-teamed on many occassions. Wynn also recorded 5 sacks, 8 fumble recoveries and 4 forced fumbles. A two-sport star Wynn averaged 12 points and 9 rebounds on the hardwood, and though he is adamant about playing football at the next level, he does believe that he will be playing basketball next winter for his HS team.

Wynn will be in attendance next week at the Rutgers camp in Piscataway, New Jersey.

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