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University of Alabama-Birmingham fans wanting Warner Robins two-way star Rashad Wynes to honor his verbal commitment to the Blazers can breathe easy — at least for now. Wynes was in Athens last Saturday to watch Georgia defeat Tennessee. He liked what saw. “I really liked how the fans supported the team,” said Wynes, a member of the AJC’s The Georgia 150. “Even when the team wasn’t doing so well, they were still cheering and supporting them.” Wynes said he committed to UAB because he likes how they plan to use him in the slot of their zone-read based offense. He has offers from Boston College, Georgia Southern, Memphis and Ole Miss. Georgia has not offered yet. And if the Bulldogs did? “I’d still be committed to UAB,” Wynes said. “But [an offer from Georgia] would make me think about it.”
Georgia has expressed some interest in Warner Robins cornerback Rashad Wynes, who has committed to Alabama-Birmingham. Georgia defensive coordinator Willie Martinez noticed Wynes when he was watching film of the Warner Robins-Peach County scrimmage. Martinez was studying junior defensive tackle Jeffrey Whitaker, who has already been offered by the Bullodgs. “I had about 4-5 pass breakups, and [Martinez] told my coaches that he wanted to see me in person,” said Wynes. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound Wynes was offered recruiting tickets for Georgia’s game against Alabama on Sept. 27. Wynes said he has not had any direct contact with the Bulldogs, nor does he know how to interpret the situation. “It’s all good, I haven’t thought about it a lot,” Wynes said. “I’m just going to go to the game and see what happens.” Wynes has exceptional size and athleticism for the defensive secondary. With Georgia, he is likely a backup target in case the Bulldogs fail to land one or both of the state’s top uncommitted defensive backs, Washington High’s Branden Smith or Carver-Atlanta’s Darren Myles. Ole Miss has offered a scholarship and is strongly pursuing Wynes, who said he remains loyal to Alabama-Birmingham
Warner Robins tailback Rashad Wynes, who committed to Alabama-Birmingham, is still being heavily recruited by Ole Miss. Now the 6-foot-1, 210-pound Wynes is being chased hard by yet another school: Stanford. The Cardinal, which are having emerging presence in Georgia, are scouting Wynes but have yet to make an offer. The California school has three Georgia commitments in its 2009 class, most notably Henry County wide receiver Jamal Patterson. He picked Stanford among nearly 50 scholarship offers.
Ole Miss is still heavily recruiting Warner Robins tailback Rashad Wynes after his surprise commitment to Alabama-Birmingham. With NCAA coaches being in a "dead period" and not allowed to call prospective student-athletes at this time, Ole Miss has used the good old-fashioned way of letting Wynes know he is still wanted: Mail. Wynes, a member of the AJC's Georgia Top 150, said he has gotten hand-written letters from Ole Miss defensive coordinator Tyrone Nix. Ole Miss is recruiting Wynes at safety or cornerback, while UAB wants him at tailback or wide receiver. Wynes, who was also considering offers from Troy and Georgia Southern, said he has no regrets about his early commitment to UAB. "It's a great fit for me. When I visited there, it felt like it was the future home for me."