Draco Bynum (Brandon Huffman)

2018 DE Bynum Talks First Offer and More

Oct. 26 -- Wilsonville (Ore.) 2018 defensive end Draco Bynum landed his first offer, from UCLA, and he talked about that offer and more...

Wilsonville (Ore.) 2018 defensive end Draco Bynum (6-5, 249), figures to be one of the top pass-rushers in the Northwest in the 2018 class.


Bynum picked up his first offer over the weekend when UCLA offered him.

"It was the last thing I expected to happen," said Bynum. "When I talked to them on the phone and they were giving me an offer, it was a total surprise.  I can't describe it, it felt so good."

Bynum talked to both defensive line coach Angus McClure and tight ends coach Rip Scherer.

"I talked to both the D-line coach and the tight end coach so I don't know for sure which spot they want me for," said Bynum.  "I think I fit in better as a defensive end."

Bynum is planning to get down to check out UCLA before the end of the season.

"UCLA is obviously a great school and a great program," said Bynum. "I've been to Los Angeles but I've never been on a visit to the school so we're hoping to fit in a visit to the school in the next couple months.  I will try to catch a game there."

A host of other schools have been in contact with Bynum.

"I've talked a lot with WashingtonWashington State and Oregon State," said Bynum.  "I went to a Junior Day last year at Washington and I've been to a couple of games there.  I went to the Oregon State-Boise State game too."

Bynum's teammate and quarterback, Connor Neville, is committed to Washington State,.

"I'm hoping to head up to Washington State this season for a game and a visit," said Bynum.

Washington had Bynum in camp along with the Junior Day visit.

"I camped at Washington and I will probably head back to their camp next year," said Bynum.  "I know they came up a couple weeks ago.  And I'm hoping to catch another game at Washington."

Oregon State is close to home and they've been in steady contact.

"I camped at Oregon State and will probably go to their camp against next year.  I will maybe head down there again for another game this year," said Bynum.

Bynum camped with Stanford this summer and is hoping to hear more from the Cardinal.

"I went to the Stanford camp and I didn't do as well as I could have but I am really hoping to hear more from them," said Bynum.  "I want to head back down there again and I have a lot of interest in them."

Bynum has a 4.0 GPA and plans to take the SAT and ACT in the spring, putting himself in good academic standing for Stanford.

Oregon is also a school of interest, though he hasn't heard as much from the Ducks.

"I went down to their camp before my sophomore year but I am hoping I hear more from them," said Bynum.

On the season, Bynum has 42 tackles, nine for loss and five sacks while offensively he has seven catches for 183 yards and a touchdown.

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