Cameron Wynn brings speed
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Tennessee football team has an upgrade in speed coming in the future.
Cameron Wynn committed in April and will play wide receiver when he comes to campus in 2019. The 5-foot-11, 170-pound Chattanooga, Tenn. native’s speed and playmaking caught the attention of the Vols coaching staff.
Wynn plays for Notre Dame High School and his coach, Charles Fant, said Wynn’s big-play ability is evident every time he steps on the field.
“It doesn’t take very much for Cameron to make a play,” Fant said. “It takes just a little wiggle for him to get loose. He’s a dynamic player and against the best teams he’s still making plays.”
In Notre Dame’s season opener Aug. 17, Wynn took a wide receiver screen 57 yards for a touchdown. This breakaway speed is Wynn’s best trait on the football field.
— Cameron Wynn 3️⃣ (@camwynn3) August 24, 2017
Tennessee will get a player similar to current wide receiver Tyler Byrd. Wynn only needs to get the ball in his hands to be able to make plays.
“It’s when he catches the ball, it’s the yards after the catch,” Fant said. “He’s tremendous with that. Plus, he doesn’t really drop many passes. I think he’s got really good ball skills, and then what he can do after the catch is what makes him really special.”
Byrd finished his freshman season with 15 receptions for 209 yards and 8 rushes for 63 yards. Wynn could bring the dynamic speed as a freshman and build on it the way many expect Byrd to this season.
Fant said Wynn has the right mindset to become a productive player at the next level.
“He just wants to be out there,” Fant said. “That’s just the kind of kid he is. No matter what the score is, he just wants to be out there. That’s big.”
Tennessee fans must be patient for Wynn’s arrival, but the explosive plays will come, just not until 2019.
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