Bynum and his parents both made the trek north to Seattle to check out Washington's final spring practice and while they were on campus, the big and versatile defensive lineman decided to put an abrupt end to the recruiting process, but while it might have seemed sudden for those on the outside looking in, he said it wasn't a hasty decision at all.
"I'd been thinking about it and talking about it a lot with my dad and (Wilsonville head) coach (Adam) Guenther," Bynum told Dawgman.com. "Washington just checked off every box for me and it just sorta came down to me wondering why I was waiting.
"When I committed, I was in coach (Chris) Petersen's office and he ran out into the recruiting lounge and announced 'we have another Dawg!' to everybody out there and they all started cheering and barking. It was all pretty cool."
"They are one of the top universities in America and their medical school there is top notch and that's something I want to do (become a doctor)," Bynum noted. "The football team is also playing really well and that is a testament to the coaching staff they have there, plus coach (Ikaika) Malloe and coach (Pete) Kwiatkowski are both great coaches, you couldn't ask for better coaches, and really the whole staff there is pretty special.
"I just really like what they have going on there and I wanted to be part of it."
Washington is recruiting Bynum as a defensive lineman and have told him they could see him playing as a defensive tackle or as a true defensive end, depending on how he grows.
As a junior last year, Bynum finished with 82 tackles, 19 tackles-for-loss and 10 sacks from his spot along the defensive line while hauling in 10 receptions for 224 yards and two touchdowns on offense.