A new name quickly emerging on the East Coast is defensive end Jack Wynne of Greenwich, Conn. The big junior currently has two offers and is also receiving serious interest from a Big Ten school that he has family ties to.
"So far I have offers from Iowa and Boston College, and interest from Penn State and UMass," said Wynne.
The interest he is receiving from Penn State has definitely peaked his interest for a special reason.
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"My father went to Penn State, so they are a school of interest," said Wynne. "Who wouldn't want to play in front of 110,000 fans? Tight end coach John Strollo came up to see me and make sure I was big enough for them, and he also came and watched some film."
Wynne also maintains contact with both of the schools who have already offered him.
"Boston College could be a great fit for me," he said. "The tight end coach came up to visit me and he invited me to a spring practice. I've been getting letters from Iowa's head coach, Kirk Ferentz, too. Distance wise, Boston College would be great, and Penn State, all the way out to some Midwestern schools, would be ideal."
Wynne's size is one thing that has intrigued schools.
"I'm 6-foot-5, 240 pounds right now and I'm still growing with a 6-foot-6 wingspan and size 16 shoe," he said.
His versatility and athleticism have also caught people's attention.
"I had seven sacks and 40 tackle at defensive tackle this past season, but I only played the position because my coaches needed me to play there," he said. "I'm really a defensive end and that's what I want to play in college. I think I can play defensive end in a 4-3 or stand up as an outside linebacker in the 3-4."