Dodge City Wideout Happy For A Fresh Start

After spending two years at Jackson State, Dodge City WR James Bynes (6-3, 220) decided a change was needed when the coaching staff that recruiting him got fired. He decided to head to Dodge City and he told that he couldn't be happier about getting a fresh start...

After a solid prep career at Booker T. Washington High School in Miami, Florida, Bynes signed with Jackson State. He redshirted in 2012 and played in five games this past fall, but after the season the entire staff there was let go and he started to think about his future.

"It was just the right move for me to head to Dodge City because the staff that recruited me to Jackson State all got fired," Bynes told "I had some friends up here at Dodge City and they talked about the program here and how the coaches really work with the guys and after I met with them, I knew it was the right place for me."

Bynes has yet to catch a pass as a collegiate, so he knows he has a lot to prove to people, but he feels he has a lot to offer the Conqs' offense this fall.

"I have a big body and I think I am a possession guy," Bynes said. "I like to get the ball into my hands, get first downs and move the chains.

"I can still get deep, but I think my best attribute is my size and my ability to keep the chains moving."

On the recruiting front, things have gotten off to a good start for the talented wideout as he's already hauled in two offers and more schools are eyeing his considerable talents.

"Both Idaho and South Alabama have offered me," Bynes said. "It was pretty exciting to get those first two offers, but it just makes me want to work that much harder.

"The other two schools I am talking to right now are Florida Atlantic and Southern Miss. They both really like me a lot and seem pretty interested in what I can do."

As far as visits are concerned, Bynes said there is a good chance he will at least take a couple of officials this summer since junior college prospects have that opportunity available to them.

"FAU wants me to visit and I am trying to get one set up with South Alabama too," Bynes said. "I want to take all of my visits and since I can sign with a school in December, I know it will be pretty tight in getting those in, so it's nice that I can possibly get some out of the way in the summer."

Bynes is on track to finish up his two year degree in December and he will have two years to play two following the 2014 football season.

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