What To Like: Bynum is definitely one of the most complete wideouts in the prep ranks this year. At 6'1" and 175 pounds, Bynum isn't the physical specimen some of the other top wideouts are, but he's a tremendous route-runner who can accelerate out of his breaks and get separation relatively easily, even against top cover men. Bynum has soft hands, he runs well with the ball after the catch and he has enough top-end speed to get deep on a regular basis.
What Needs Work: Like most high school prospects, Bynum needs to add some muscle and bulk to his frame and when he does that he will make himself that much tougher to cover. Bynum has very few holes in his game, but getting a better release, something that will be eased with more muscle and even better technique.
Where He Fits: The moment he steps on campus, Bynum will be in line for reps as an outside receiver in Washington's three and four receiver sets. John Ross III, Connor Griffin, Nik Little, Dante Pettis and Brayden Lenius will be seniors while Isaiah Renfro, assuming he returns, and Chico McClatcher will be juniors and Andre Baccellia and Quinten Pounds will be third-year sophomores Bynum arrives in the summer of 2017, so he'll have to battle for reps, but with his advanced skill as a route-runner and soft hands, he should be able to work his way into the rotation. It remains to be seen if Jordan Chin and Aaron Fuller will get playing time this fall or if they will redshirt, so those will be two more players he'll have to compete with, but Bynum is definitely the highest rated wideout to commit to Washington since Chris Petersen took over the reigns of the Husky football program.
How He Impacts The 2017 Class: Bynum has been the top-rated wideout that Washington has been a strong contender with for a long time. The Huskies won't lose a receiver following the 2016 season, unless someone decides to leave early, so there was some thought that the Huskies might take just two receivers in the class, however, it is appearing more and more as if they will wind up taking three. Other recruits at receiver that the Huskies have been focused on include Alex Cook, Ty Jones and Osiris St. Brown. Bynum's presence will definitely help to recruit some other top targets and he said "I'm going to be the recruiter of the year" as he has close relationships with top offensive lineman Wyatt Davis and top corner Darnay Holmes. Also, with Bynum's presence in the class, don't be surprised if it doesn't make the Huskies more intriguing for some of their top quarterback targets -- Braxton Burmeister, Jack Sears and Tua Tagovailoa.
The Bottom Line: Washington has recruited some very talented receivers over the past decade including Jermaine Kearse, Kasen Williams, Damore'ea Stringfellow and Ross, but Bynum is the top receiver this current staff has brought in and he could wind up being a bell cow for the rest of the class. Washington beat some of the top programs in the country for Bynum and it's a rare thing when the Huskies can bring in a top-rated receiver from Southern California that both USC and UCLA wanted as well.