Caleb Bynum Signs with North Greenville

It’s been a dream of Caleb Bynum’s to play college football since he picked up the sport as an 8-year-old. It’s no longer a dream.
 
Bynum signed with North Greenville University in a ceremony on Wednesday morning at Spartanburg Christian Academy. He will compete for playing time at tight end and on the defensive line.

Bynum, who transferred from Dorman after his 10th grade year, played varsity football for two years and basketball for one.

“This has been very exciting today and I just give all of the glory to God,” Bynum said. “I’ve wanted this moment forever, since I was a kid.”

Bynum recorded 68 tackles, 14 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks for the Warriors this season. He set the record for sacks and tackles for loss.

“One of the greatest things about Caleb is that he has a phenomenal work ethic,” Spartanburg Christian Academy coach Chad Turner said. “He got better and better from the time that he walked in here. We challenged him a lot along the way and, as a football player, he’s really grown.”

For his accomplishments this season, Bynum was rewarded with a spot in the North/South game, where he starred with eight tackles, three sacks and three tackles for loss.

Turner said North Greenville may have gotten the best blocking tight end in the state.

“In the playoffs, he went up against a couple of kids that were top D1/D2 prospects and he manhandled them,” Turner said. “They are getting a kid that has the potential to play both sides of the ball.”

Bynum currently has a 3.3 GPA and will major in sports management while at North Greenville.

“Everyone here at SCA definitely played a major role in helping me get to where I’m at,” Bynum said.

BRIAN PEAHUFF/For the Herald-Journal