A challenge that Charlotte 49ers head coach Brad Lambert and his staff are facing these days is how to recruit not for FCS, but for FBS. With the team transitioning after next season, their immediate task is to win the recruiting battles with their future Conference USA foes, as well as schools like App State, ECU and other non-major conference programs.
One name that has been connected to the Niners a month before National Signing Day has been Tre’shun Wynn. Wynn, a three-star athlete from Monroe, NC, took an official to Charlotte on December 7 and looks to have it down between the Niners and ECU. (App State and Duke had also offered.)
Charlotte would be getting a solid player in Wynn. The local product was an all-state selection and named to the Shrine Bowl roster after his performance on both sides of the ball in 2013; he racked up over 1,000 yards on the ground and recorded over 40 tackles on defense. ESPN.com has him as the 43rd ranked recruit in the entire state (wideout Workpeh Kofa, a Charlotte verbal, is 53rd on the list).
We’ll see what happens with Wynn. But if the Niners can land him over ECU’s advances, they’ll be getting a key contributor that would help them as they make the transition to FBS and Conference USA in 2015 and full membership in 2016.