Rosen Impresses Terrell Bynum

Sep. 23 -- The Anaheim (Calif.) Servite 2017 four-star receiver has liked what he's seen from Josh Rosen so far...

Anaheim (Calif.) Servite 2017 receiver Terrell Bynum (6-1, 185) added a new Pac-12 offer over the weekend when Colorado extended an offer.

It was the 16th offer for the four-star, who's ranked No. 8 nationally and No. 3 in the West at receiver and is No. 59 overall in the 2017 Scout 100.

And the next one up could be another Pac-12 school.

"I think Stanford could be close," said Bynum, who was at the Stanford-USC game on Saturday and had Cardinal coaches at his game on Friday night when they were in the Southland.

A couple of other schools have been standing out to Bynum with Washington and UCLA joined by Tennessee in the mix.

"The school that has been in the most contact with me lately has been Washington," said Bynum.  "They’re really coming along.  And I’ve been keeping a steady relationship with Coach (Eric) Yarber at UCLA too and that’s pretty good.  And Tennessee is a little more on me lately too."

UCLA was one of Bynum's earlier offers and the Bruins have been a big factor in his recruitment.

"I'll actually be at the Arizona State game (in two weeks)," said Bynum.  "I talk to Coach Yarbs mainly but I also talk a lot to Coach Meat (defensive backs coach Demetrice Martin).  I talk to Coach (Jim) Mora a lot too when I go up there."

When Bynum was a freshman, he played at St. John Bosco in Bellflower (Calif.), and his year there, he watched Josh Rosen lead the Braves to the CIF State Open Division state title.

"I really enjoy watching Josh Rosen," said Bynum.  "He's a great player.  I would love to play with him.  I mean, I could be there one year and he could leave because of how successful he is, but that wouldn't be the only reason for UCLA.  It's a prestigious program and they'll get good quarterbacks like they always do."

While Bynum has a former Servite teammate at Washington now, freshman snapper A.J. Carty, it's another former Orange County receiver who's talked thue Huskies up.

"A.J. talks with me some, but I talk with Dante Pettis a lot," said Bynum.  "If I had to say a player was recruiting me the most at Washington, it would be Dante."

Bynum has built a good relationship with receivers coach Brent Pease.

"Coach Pease is recruiting me and he loves me," said Bynum.  "I talked to him the other day.  They like me not just as an athlete, but as a kid.  He talked to the other coaches about how hard a worker I am.  The whole staff is starting to get on me. Even Coach Pete (head coach Chris Petersen).  They say they want to recruit good guys that want to get better as men too." 

Bynum was offered by Tennessee about three weeks ago and he's hoping to get down to Knoxville.

"I may go down to visit Tennessee during our bye week with Wyatt Davis and check them out, but they're really coming on me lately," said Bynum.

A few other schools who haven't offered Bynum, have been on him regularly: Notre Dame and Oregon, who each signed a teammate of his in the 2015 class, the Irish signing fellow receiver Equanimeous St. Brown and the Ducks inking Travis Waller.

"Notre Dame hasn't offered but I talk to Coach (Mike) Denbrock a lot," said Bynum.  "Oregon is another school I'm hearing a lot from that could offer."

Bynum visited Cal when he was in the Bay Area for Servite's game with Concord (Calif.) De La Salle and the Bears are showing interest.

"I took a visit there earlier and it was more hands on, but this time when I went for the game, I had more people with me," said Bynum.  "Coach (Jacob) Peeler is who is recruiting me at Cal.  We'll see if they offer soon."

Bynum said he definitely wants to take an unofficial visit to Washington this season, as well as hit up as many UCLA and USC games as he can.

"I definitely want to go visit Washington," said Bynum. "Everyone has told me how beautiful it is and how great the coaching staff is.  (Servite teammate) Keith Taylor told me how awesome it is.  And that is probably the coaching staff recruiting me the hardest and I have a great relationship with them.  They like me not just as an athlete but as a kid." 

With double-digit offers, Bynum doesn't see the need to make a decision early in the process.

"I still think it's too early to make a decision," said Bynum.  "I talked with my dad about committing and when I should do it and it will probably be during my senior year," said Bynum.

Academically, Bynum has a 3.7 and will take the ACT and SAT in the spring.


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