Bynum Names Top Five

Jerry Bynum, the 6-foot-0, 180-pound junior RB from Alief Elsik HS in Houston, lists his top five schools of interest. He's checking out programs that are scattered throughout the nation.

"My favorites are Miami, Texas A&M, Kansas State, Virginia Tech, and USC," said Jerry Bynum, who rushed for 1,589 yards and 22 touchdowns last year. "Texas A&M is showing the most interest. They've been writing me often, and I'm about to start writing back to them and the other schools who are recruiting me.

"I had a talk with our school counselor about Texas A&M offering, but I'm not really sure if I have an offer or not. I haven't had any contact with their coaches, other than letters. I got invitations for A&M's Junior Days, but I wasn't able to make the trip."

When asked why he chose those five particular colleges, Bynum repeated the same mantra for each program.

"Location is the big thing," he said. "And, which conference they are in. I like both aspects for each of those schools."

Bynum doesn't have any plans set in stone for visiting the aforementioned programs, but he said that he's definitely going to visit Miami and Texas A&M in the upcoming months. For now, however, he's ticking down the days until the start of his senior season.

"I'm ready for next season," he said. "I'm continuing to improve and make progress."

Last year, Bynum proved that he's an extremely durable back. For example, he toted the football 30 times for 314 yards and five touchdowns in a 42-41 loss to Angleton.

"I was hearing that Angleton had a good defense, so I was focused that game," Bynum said.

Bynum had a minimum of 25 rushing attempts in each of six games, including a 35-carry, 316-yard (two TD) effort in a 21-14 win over Fort Bend Marshall. As a sophomore, he ran for 672 yards and 13 scores.

-Greg Powers-

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