After exploring options from across the south, three-star Monroe (N.C.) cornerback Tre'Shun Wynn made the decision that will keep him close to home for the next four years.
The 6-foot, 170-pound cornerback committed to Charlotte Thursday over East Carolina, Appalachian State and others.
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"They didn't even know I was going to do it until I told them today," Wynn said. "I just needed to get it all off my shoulders. It's a big relief and I'm happy to be a 49er."
Wynn said as the cycle moved along the Charlotte coaches clearly made him a priority, helping him feel like he was already part of the program.
"They've been talking to me the most and showing me the most love," he said. "It just felt right. I know there were some bigger schools interested, but I'd rather go to a program where I know I can come in and big a part of what they're trying to do."
Wynn said he expects to play early and often with the 49ers.
"They told me I can be a big part of their program and come in and play right away," he said. "When I thought about it, you see people get drafted from all over the place into the NFL, so it's not where you do it. It's what's you do when you get there, and I plan on doing big things."
Wynn said he'll player cornerback and also likely get a look as a return man and hopes to help build on an impressive first season by the school in 2013.
"Last year was their first year and they still did pretty good," he said. "It's a team on the rise and I'm going to be a part of that."
He added that he's likely done visiting schools and is excited to be able to have his friends and family make the short drive to come watch him play next fall.
"It's about a 45-minute drive, so it's nothing too big for them," Wynn said. "That was a big part of it for me. My mom, my dad, my cousins, they wanted me to stay close so they can see me play every week and now they can."
Woody Wommack is a Southeast Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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