Former Rutgers special teams standout Jawaun Wynn has committed to the Rhode Island Rams today as part of National Signing Day. His transfer was first announced via URI football’s official Twitter account.
— RhodyFootball (@RhodyFootball) February 6, 2013
Wynn played two seasons for Rutgers, primarily as part of kick and punt coverage units, but he now projects as a wide receiver for the Rams. His size and strength have been highly advertised ever since he came out of Piscataway High School in Piscataway, New Jersey. Based on his scouting report, it’s quite possible that he could step in and become Rhody’s #1 receiver right away.
Wynn was highly recruited coming out of high school. Besides Rutgers, he also had offers from Boston College, Connecticut, and Temple. Maryland, North Carolina, Northwestern, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, and Virginia had also shown interest in the 6’3″ receiver. Now the Rams will get to see what he can do with his two full years of eligibility remaining.
Here’s what Rhody head coach Joe Trainer had to say:
“We are very excited to get Jawaun. We think this is another player whose impact is going to be felt right away. He has very good speed, great hands and he is a physical player who can help in the running game. This is the kind of guy you look for in an outside receiver.”
The quest to recruit “veterans” continues, as Rhody doesn’t want to rebuild. They want to be competitive right away.