4-Star DT Prospect Stephon Wynn Commits to Alabama over Clemson, LSU, Others

Scott PolacekFeatured ColumnistJuly 1, 2017

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The Alabama Crimson Tide added a talented playmaker to their future defensive line Saturday when defensive tackle prospect Stephon Wynn joined their 2018 recruiting class.

Wynn, who is 6'4" and 254 pounds, is a 4-star prospect, per Scout, and the No. 284 overall player, No. 23 defensive tackle and No. 3 defensive tackle from the state of Florida in his class.

He attracted attention from some of the most tradition-rich programs in the country, as Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, LSU, Georgia, Oregon, Virginia Tech and Auburn, among others, were all on Scout's list of interested schools during the recruiting process.

Hudl shared a look at some of his impressive plays:

Scout provided a breakdown of his game and pointed to his versatility. He can theoretically line up at different spots along the defensive line, although Scout also highlighted his ability to knock offensive linemen backward and shed blocks as he pushes upfield.

The ability to shed those blocks and overpower his way through engaged linemen works well in the middle of the defensive line, as he can create penetration up front and either stuff a running play or knock down passes and open up blitzing lanes for his teammates.

If he is able to consistently do that at Alabama against daunting SEC competition, he will quickly work his way into the defensive line rotation.

The Crimson Tide have become the best program in the country largely because of their ability to dominate up front on both sides of the line, and Wynn is another example of the rich getting richer on the recruiting trail. Alabama was first in the nation in 2016 in total sacks.

There is plenty of talent in front of him on the Alabama depth chart, but he has the potential to be one of the next great defensive linemen at the football powerhouse.