Tucker’s Dylan Wonnum named Under Armour All-American



Tucker and DeKalb County high school football fans can watch one of their own play in the Under Armour All-American game Jan. 4, 2018 on ESPN2.

Tucker High School senior and offensive linemen Dylan Wonnum was named an Under Armour All-American and received his game jersey Oct. 4 in front of his family, teammates, coaches and classmates. Wonnum, who is ranked 72nd overall and the No. 8 ranked offensive tackle on ESPN’s top 300 list, said if it feels good to be an Under Armour All-American.

“I’m just glad that I’m able to achieve the things that I’m able to achieve,” he said. “I’m looking forward to the experience, getting better and playing with the best.”

The All-American game, which will be played in Orlando, Fla., features the top 100 players in the nation. Wonnum is the seventh player from DeKalb County to play in the game since it launched in 2008. He also the third Tucker player to play in the game, joining Jonathan Ledbetter (2015) and James Vaughters (2011).

“We’re always proud to see kids do well and get recognized for their talents and accolades,” Tucker coach Bryan Lamar said. “I’m very proud of Dylan.”

Wonnum is in his second year at Tucker and has helped the Tucker offense accumulate 361 yards per game through five games this season, which is second best in the county.

“[The season] has been going good,” he said. “I’m just trying to get better.”

Lamar said Wonnum has grown tremendously as a player with his work ethic and technique in two years.

“He’s a very talented kid, but like any other player, he had work to do to get better at his craft and he’s done a good job of that,” Lamar said. He’s one of the most talented linemen we’ve had here. He’s very athletic and very physical and he’s continued to grow and improve every week.”

“I improved a lot,” Wonnum said. “[My] highlights are way better than my 10th grade year. [Lamar is] a good coach and he teaches us life skills and everything.”

Wonnum also credited his parents—Dennis and Consuela Wonnum, his trainer Nathan O’Neal and his offensive line trainer Tony Jones for helping him reach this point in his football career. His mother said she is very excited for her son.

“He worked for this,” Consuela said. “He put in a lot of hard work, extra training, so I’m glad to see him be a part of the Under Armour All-American game.”

Wonnum hasn’t committed to a college yet, but plans to do so in December. The schools on his list include Auburn, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Ohio State and South Carolina.

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