Dylan Wynn visited three Pac-10 schools last week and all were valuable trips as the Concord (Calif.) De La Salle defensive end negotiates his way through the recruiting process.
Wynn, a 6-foot-3, 234-pound recruit who has offers from Oregon State and Washington State, visited the Beavers, Oregon and Washington and all provided important experiences.
He said his time in Corvallis was outstanding because he got an inside look at Oregon State's program, got to watch practice, meet the coaches and watch the players in team meetings, something that's important to him as his recruitment continues.
"I looked at all the schools with the same intensity but how they actually treat you is different," Wynn said. "Oregon State, because I've already been offered there, I was able to be with the team while they were practicing, hang out with the guys. Oregon State was very, very inclusive for me and the players were cool and very fun. It reminds me of my high school right now.
"It helps because when I go to the meetings I look at how the players interact with each other. That's one of the big things for me because coming from De La Salle where we're all really close and we're friends and we hang out off the field it helps to see the players and how they interact with each other."
Oregon's facilities wowed Wynn just like every other prospect and the De La Salle standout said that will play an important factor in his decision-making process. It won't be everything, he said, but outstanding facilities will play a role.
"It was mind-blowing," Wynn said. "It was amazing. I went in not knowing what to expect and the facilities at Oregon, there are no words for it. It was amazing. It's definitely something important for me when going into my decision. The facilities for me are quite big. It's not going to be a deal breaker but it's definitely a bonus for Oregon."
Wynn, who is hearing more from Arizona State, Boston College and Colorado, said Oregon and Washington will watch him during spring ball to consider an offer. It's becoming a little more important, Wynn said, to consider schools that are also looking at De La Salle teammate Blake Renaud. The two would like to play together in college.
"They're getting to know me," Wynn said of Oregon and Washington. "They're taking this slow because they want to get to know who they're offering. They've offered local kids but they want to get to know the person and figure out what kind of person they are and figure out how they act.
"They're going to come down and watch Blake Renaud and I practice. An offer is definitely being thought about and talked about. It just has to go into the final stages of them watching my practice and coming out getting to know me."
Washington also impressed Wynn, who finished with 82 tackles, 10 sacks and two fumble recoveries last season. He said the campus location and coaching staff are great and he also liked the way the Huskies conducted their spring practice.
"I liked how their practices are consistent movement the whole time," Wynn said. "They never stop, the whistle blows for one thing to end and they run to the next thing and they get going. They work really fast and they do their things and get it done really well.
"The campus is just amazing. It's like old-fashioned, Gothic buildings and then everything is pretty close together. The training facilities are new, the dorms are new. It's a pretty small campus which has its benefits and its negatives but I like how you don't have to travel far to get everywhere. I saw the libraries and they're amazing, too."