August 22, 2011

Bynum ready for senior year

College Station (Texas) A&M Consolidated defensive tackle J.J. Bynum is gearing up for his senior season.

"Two-a-days has gone really well and I feel like our team has come together quickly under our new head coach. It's been a lot of fun to just be back out on the field with the team again," Bynum said. "This year will be a little different knowing that I'll be headed to Tech to play college football in a year's time. I've got a lot I want to improve on, but I want to work on my pad level and being quicker off of the ball specifically. It's all about leverage and the lowest guy is usually going to win the battles."

The 6-foot-3, 275-pounder is heading into the season without the pressures of being recruited. He's shut down the process completely since his commitment to Tech in May.

"Once I committed to Tech I pretty much cut off talking with everyone that I was in contact with up to that point," he said. "I've still been getting letters and emails from some different places, but I'm set with my decision."

Bynum has, however, remained in contact with a few of his 2012 classmates.

"I talk a lot with Anthony Smith and Jared Kaster. I've also gotten to spend some time talking to Clayton Nicholas and Dominique Wheeler," he said. "I've really tried to reach out to everyone that I could. We want to be tight as a class and we're trying to not waste the opportunity to get to know each other right now. I think we're all going to get together to go to the Tech-A&M game in a few weeks and that should be an awesome time."

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