California is one of the main schools showing interest in Concord (Calif.) De La Salle defensive end Dylan Wynn and that's not unique at all.
What's funny is that Wynn sort of resembles the Cal coach recruiting him - defensive line coach Tosh Lupoi - in physical appearance. Wynn laughed Saturday at the Rivals.com Five-Star Academy on the Cal campus when recanting a story about Lupoi's visit to his high school.
"He was at our school talking to the coaches because he's alumni and everything so I just said, 'Hey, what's up?'" Wynn said. "I saw him at lunch and I went over and shook his hand and I walked back to the table and all my friends asked, 'Is that your older brother? Is he family?' I said not quite."
Wynn, with offers from Oregon State, Washington State and Cal Poly, said the Golden Bears have slowed down their recruitment of him recently but he hopes it picks back up. He's developed a strong relationship with Lupoi, met coach Jeff Tedford, camped at Cal, been to games there and is a local kid.
"It's cooled down a little bit with Cal," Wynn said. "Earlier it had been a lot but they're still evaluating. I keep in contact with them."
Other schools, Nebraska being one, are definitely interested in Wynn, who finished with 82 tackles, 10 sacks and two fumble recoveries last season. As a sophomore, he totaled 103 stops and 13 sacks. Oregon State, his newest offer, and Washington State are getting serious consideration.
"My coach told me he was talking to Oregon State and they wanted me to give them a call," Wynn said. "So I gave them a call and they said we have an offer for you. I talked to the majority of the coaching staff and so they're really excited. They like how I play at defensive end, they like the high motor and the quick movements.
"Washington State likes me at the hybrid linebacker position but they're still figuring it out. I wrestled against one of the d-linemen (Kalafitoni Pole) that they have coming in this year. I know people that are going to Washington State and they have a lot of recruits from the Bay Area so I'm kind of excited about it."
Wynn, a muscular and broad-shouldered defensive end, said he'd like to play his senior season around 250 pounds. Keeping his speed is also important, he said, if some programs want to move him to linebacker.
The De La Salle standout plans to visit Oregon State in April and he's also settling spring and summer camp plans. The hope is now that two Pac-10 schools have offered that more will be on the way. A few big camps and his senior year could help that process along.
"I'd like to also think because I'm starting to get offers that more will come," Wynn said. "My size is going up and my speed is definitely going up. I'm planning to get to around 250 this season so I'm picking up pretty quick. I'm hoping things will spark up once I start going to camps."