On Saturday at 1 p.m. ET, 4-star defensive end Stephon Wynn will announce a commitment to Alabama, Georgia or South Carolina.
Wynn, a 2018 recruit from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., is set to reveal the decision in his hometown of Anderson, S.C.
It will be carried live on Facebook from the Anderson Recreation Center.
Ahead of the announcement, here are five things to know about the prospect who’s deciding between the Crimson Tide, Bulldogs and Gamecocks.
In memory of …
According to a recent story from Lake Morris of the Anderson Independent Mail, there’s special meaning behind his decision date.
“My grandmother passed away July 1, when I was in middle school, so I’m doing this in her memory,” Wynn said. “I also wanted to do this in my hometown where everything started.
“I wanted everyone who has played a role in my development, who has been a part of my life, the chance to be there.”
Wynn’s father, who shares the same name, was a tight end for Clemson from 1993-1994. His mom went to school there, too, so the family’s ties are pretty significant, though not necessarily as deep as diehard Tigers.
“I was never really taught to not like South Carolina,” he told SEC Country, during an interview in 2016. “Growing up, we went to a lot of Clemson games when I was young, so that’s all I knew when I was young. I’ve been taking it all in. I don’t have any favorites. I’m just going to take in every school.”
Clemson, which had an early offer on the table, was once a factor in Wynn’s recruitment, but interest faded with time and both parties went their separate ways.
Straight outta Hanna
Before transferring to IMG earlier this year, Wynn spent his first couple of high school years at T.L. Hanna, a proud, tradition-rich program in Anderson.
As a junior, Wynn had 77 total tackles, including 10 for loss. He also led the team in sacks (9.5) and quarterback pressures (21). A year earlier, Wynn notched 73 tackles, 13 tackles for loss and 4 sacks.
In the footsteps
Those familiar with recruiting in the state of South Carolina probably already know about Wynn’s former teammate at T.L. Hanna, defensive end Zacch Pickens, who’s listed as the No. 27 overall prospect in the Class of 2019, per the 247Sports composite rankings.
Pickens lists earlier offers from Georgia and South Carolina, in addition to Florida State, Michigan and Tennessee.
Wynn also has a younger brother who could eventually emerge on the recruiting radar. Ryan Wynn will be a freshman at T.L. Hanna this fall, but since he’s still growing at 6-foot-1, 205 pounds, it would be premature to say much beyond that.
However, Ryan is a good, solid growth spurt away from finding a spot in the line of prospects from the school.
Last, but certainly not least …
For most of the last few months, Georgia was thought to be the favorite, a heavy one at that. However, in recent weeks, the tune has changed.
Word has it that the battle has come down to Alabama and South Carolina, though it’s been difficult to gauge what’s going on behind the scenes.
While it is a very close call, it would appear that Wynn is set to roll with Nick Saban and the Tide.
Tune in and find out the final word on SEC Country’s Facebook page at 1 p.m.