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Bear Insider Video: Camryn Bynum

April 16, 2018

Cal sophomore cornerback, Camryn Bynum never ceases to impress. As a redshirt freshman, he was a crucial component in the Bears’ defense, having started all 12 games. He contributed 58 tackles and 10 passes defended.

Like many other Cal football players, Bynum comes from an incredibly strong high school program at Centennial High School, located in Corona, California. He claims that the experience he had there prepared him to play so early on at Cal as a freshman.

“Being at Corona Centennial, we played the best of the best competition. A lot of the players that I played against in high school, I played against this year. It really got me ready and in the competitive atmosphere,” said Bynum.

The defensive backs coach, Gerald Alexander, has played a big role in Bynum’s development at Cal. Although this upcoming season will only be his second on staff, Coach Alexander is well-liked and has formed great relationships with the players.

“I am really close with Coach GA. He’s just like one of us. He’s young so he’s into a lot of the trends. We are very comfortable with him being able to coach us and with us being able to learn with him. He played in the league so we know we can trust his knowledge,” said Bynum.

Along with being known for his impressive defensive skills on the field, Bynum also receives attention on Twitter. During the offseason, he posts several workout videos to help inspire other athletes to keep striving to improve. He feels as if going that extra mile gave him that edge to see more playing time early in his college career.

“Being able to put in more time than the people I’m going against gives me a lot more confidence in my game. I have to always stay sharp,” said Bynum.

Last season, the Bears suffered many health issues, preventing some key players from seeing the field. Now that many have recovered, Bynum has high expectations and full faith that his team can achieve their goals.

“I am for sure expecting us to make and win a bowl game. Our goal is to get to the Rose Bowl and win that. We have high hopes for our team because there is no reason that we shouldn’t be able to win and no reason that we shouldn’t have the confidence to do it,” said Bynum.

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