OL Dylan Wonnum of Tucker, GA arrived in Orlando Saturday for the Under Armour All American game and sat down with the media to update his recruiting status. Wonnum has said very little publicly in the past about his plans but he said he will take four official visits leading up to the February 7th signing day.
Wonnum said the only date he has down is Auburn January 12th. The other officials will be to USC, LSU and Tennessee. His brother is USC defensive end DJ Wonnum. He said that doesn’t necessarily help or hurt the Gamecocks.
“At the end of the day it’s going to be my decision so I’m not going there for him,” Wonnum said. “I don’t want anybody to make the decision for me or anything like that. I’m not going there for him, I’m going there for me, for me to get to the pros and stuff like that.”
Wonnum is no stranger to USC since his brother arrived on the scene. He’s made several unofficial visits including three for games this season. That’s allowed him to build a solid relationship with the coaching staff.
“(Will) Muschamp, (Eric) Wolford, (Brian McClendon) BMac, all of them, it’s a good relationship” Wonnum said. “They need me, they need an O-tackle and I can come in and start early and do what I need to do. I just want to go somewhere where I can be developed. Coach Muschamp and Coach Wolford, they are cool guys to talk to, they talk to me a lot. They hit me up every day. I have the best relationship with South Carolina coaches.”
In particular, Wonnum said he likes how Wolford works with his offensive linemen.
“He’s a very hands on person so when he’s explaining something, he’s got to show me,” Wonnum said. “No O-line coach really did that but him so he’s going to actually show you and everything.”
Wonnum has not indicated a favorite among his final four schools.
(Quotes taken from video interviews posted at SECCountry/South Carolina and GoGamecocks)