4-star DE loved Wazzu junior day event

HE'D BEEN planning a 3-day weekend at home in California so when his dad said they were instead taking a trip to a university, Dylan Wynn didn't immediately warm to the idea. That changed rapidly, he said, once he got to Pullman. Indeed, the junior day event at Wazzu, Wynn said, kept on getting better and better, and it included the building of a strong bond with WSU d-line coach Malik Roberson.

Four-star rated DE prospect Wynn (6-2, 235) out of Concord's De La Salle High said WSU assistants Malik Roberson and Chris Ball both made strong impressions on him this weekend.

"I talked to the defensive line coach a lot," said Wynn. "I got to know him really well. We also watched a little bit of film together. I also talked to coach (Chris) Ball a lot, which was great. He's the recruiting coordinator for where I am.

"I got to know a lot of stuff I really, really liked."

WYNN, THE No. 25 ranked DE prospect in the nation on Scout.com, laughed on Sunday evening about the fact he wasn't exactly jumping up and down when he first got to Pullman this weekend.

"I didn't know when we were going to go, and my dad said we're flying out this date. And I was like, 'Dang it, this is a three day weekend, I'm going to lose it all.' So I admit, I was a little frustrated but then when I got there, I liked it a lot. And then I got to like it more, and more, and more. I also got to hang out with some guys on the team so that was a lot of fun," said Wynn.

WINN'S FATHER HAD a similar impression of all things WSU, the younger Wynn said.

"My dad loved the campus, he loved everything about it. And he loved the coaching staff -- he definitely loved the coaching staff. They made an impression on him. And talking to the players there, they said how the coaches are acting now is how they always act, so that's pretty good... I hung out with a good majority of the underclassmen. And I hung out a lot with Gino Simone ()," said Wynn.

DURING THE SPRING GAME, Wynn keyed in on the d-line.

"I liked the spring game. They had a lot of fun out there, and especially their defense. They were jumping around and taking everyone out.. WSU is recruiting me at the down defensive end and also at the "Leo" linebacker position -- a standup end."

Wynn as a junior earned consensus postseason honors in the East Bay and CIF-North Coast Section and was named first team All-State Underclass by GoldenStatePreps.com after helping lead De La Salle to the CIF State Open Division title. He racked up 82 tackles -- with 36 for loss -- along with 10 sacks and two fumble recoveries.

WYNN SAID he was still deciding which camps he would attend this summer but said his main focus will be getting ready, and getting his De La Salle teammates ready, for another state title run. As for recruiting, he said he's not close to making a decision or keying in on a leader.

"I'm very, very open minded and I'm talking to all the schools equally," said Wynn.

In addition to WSU, Wynn holds offers from Oregon State, Oklahoma State, Ohio and Cal Poly. An additional Pac-10 offer, from Stanford, sounds like it could be imminent.

"It could be very soon depending on certain criteria I have to reach with my classes... (A Stanford education) would be a knockout with my parents, but I'm staying very, very open-minded with my (recruiting) right now," said Wynn.

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