Lakewood alum Isaiah Wynn made a rare leap at Georgia

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Published January 6 2018

ATLANTA – Georgia's improved offensive line is one of the biggest reasons why the Bulldogs are playing in Monday's College Football Playoff national championship.

One of the biggest reasons for the line's growth? Lakewood High alumnus Isaiah Wynn.

"If you look at him playing last year to this year, it's night and day," Bulldogs offensive line coach Sam Pittman said during Saturday's media day.

Wynn slid from left guard to left tackle this season, even though he's only 6-foot-2, which is small for a tackle, especially in the SEC.

Pittman said Wynn transformed himself in the weight room by adding 10-12 pounds. His confidence swelled with the bigger frame, helping him grow to become a "really good football player."

"He wasn't as a junior," Pittman said. "Very rarely do you see a guy that's not a great player as a junior turn into a wonderful player as a senior. Usually it doesn't happen. He happened that way, and it's because he got stronger. He bought into techniques. He bought into the room. Once he got confident, it just poured into everybody else."

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