June 7, 2008

Buffaloes land SoCal gunslinger?

In April, Jordan Wynn took an unofficial visit to Colorado to watch the Buffaloes' during spring practices.

The 6-foot-2, 185-pound pro-style quarterback from Oceanside (Calif.) High fell in love.

"I love the city of Boulder, I love the campus at Colorado, it is a beautiful college town," he said. "The facilities are great. And the way the coaches made me feel while I was out there was great. I felt the love. I fell in love with Colorado. It was just a matter of time."

Wynn heard a scholarship offer from the Buffaloes might be coming. So he called CU offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Mark Helfrich on Friday night.

"I called Coach Helfrich and he confirmed to me that they were offering me and I told him right away, 'I am committing'," Wynn recalled. "I then gave [head] coach Dan Hawkins a call and let him know. They were ecstatic. They were really fired up.

"My dad and I are really relieved. I can just start focusing on my high school team now and focus on getting bigger and preparing myself for college."

Iowa State, Utah, New Mexico, Colorado State and San Diego State had previously offered Wynn a scholarship. Louisville, Wake Forest, Arizona State, Nevada and San Jose State were among the programs that had been showing strong interest, but hadn't offered yet.

Wynn led Oceanside to a Division-II state title last fall as a junior.

Wynn earned all-league, all-county, all-city and second-team all-state underclass honors after throwing for 2,589 yards and 21 touchdowns.

Colorado's offer to Wynn came three weeks after the coaches got to see him throw in person.

"Their coaches said a couple things that really stood out to them about me was my character and my leadership," he said. "When they came out to watch me throw at the school, it was raining. So I had to go to the gym and our varsity basketball coach stopped his practice to let me throw for Coach Kent Riddle and Coach Helfrich.

"Then after I was done, they actually talked to the basketball coach about what kind of student I am and how I am around campus. They said they heard nothing but good things. They said they like what I can do on the field and they like that I am solid off the field. It just makes me complete."

Wynn had added 15 pounds to his frame since the conclusion of his junior season. He said he hopes to get up to 200-pounds by the time he departs for Colorado.

Wynn will have no problem qualifying academically. He maintains a 3.83 grade point average. "I took the SAT a couple weeks ago, I am just waiting to get the results back," Wynn added.

The Buffs have also offered Wynn's teammate, offensive lineman Brian Schwenke. "I told the Colorado coaches that I am starting to recruit him and James Johnson, from Valley Center," Wynn said. "I am going to just start calling up everyone and try to recruit them to Colorado."

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