Sunday, July 14, 2013
Haubert: Wynn is Dawg Night's top prize
By Craig Haubert
ESPN 300 guard Isaiah Wynn's (St. Petersburg, Fla./Lakewood) commitment headlined a big recruiting weekend for Georgia. Read on to see how our scouts believe he'll fare in Athens:
What he brings: Wynn is not the most physically imposing offensive line prospect in this class, but can still be very effective. He has adequate height and needs to add more good mass, but he’s a lineman who possesses good playing strength and plays with some nastiness. A natural knee-bender who can set quickly and deliver a good punch and lock on and mirror defenders, he has the tools to be a strong pass protector. He needs to add size and be more consistent in maximizing his power, but can also get the job done as a run blocker. He’s capable of delivering a pop, gaining physical leverage, will fight for good hand placement and can knock defenders off the ball. He also demonstrates good pull/trap ability with the agility and balance to block well on his feet in space.
How he fits: With a generally balanced attack, the ESPN 300 OL, should fit well for the Bulldogs as he possesses the tools to be a well-rounded blocker. He can also potentially offer Georgia’s O-line valuable five-position ability. Listed as an OG, he has the tools to develop at center, and while lacking in ideal size for the spot at the BCS level, he does have experience at OT.
Prediction for performance: With a competitive nature and an effort to execute good technique along with good natural ability, Wynn has the tools to contribute early. The biggest thing for him initially will be further developing his frame. He is not small, but will need to still add some more good mass and further improve strength to compete at his best in the trenches in the SEC. With upperclassmen slated at the interior spots for Georgia this season, a need for turnover is coming and the Bulldogs are addressing that with recent pick-ups like the signings of Brandon Kublanow and Josh Cardiello in the 2013 class and now the verbal of Wynn. They are bringing in good options to compete for those future spots.
How the class is shaping up: The Bulldogs are coming off a big weekend, as Wynn was their fourth commitment. The ESPN 300 O-lineman was joined by four-star wide receiver Shakenneth Williams (Macon, Ga./Rutland) and high three-stars Dyshon Sims (Valdosta, Ga./Lowndes), an OL, and Kendall Gant (Lakeland, Fla./Lake Gibson), a safety. Georgia currently has 15 verbals led by No. 2-rated running back Sony Michel (Plantation, Fla./American Heritage).