Well the long wait is officially over. Kenneth Bynum will be spending the the next four (five) years in Knoxville wearing that god awful Orange rather than the Red and Black of the Bearcats with his his school teammate Ey'Shawn McClain
LB Kenneth Bynum from Raines HS in Jacksonville, Fla., has decided to sign with Tennessee for the 2012 class.— Josh Ward (@Josh_Ward) February 15, 2012
Kenneth Bynum cited Tennessee's Thornton Center and the chance to play in the SEC as reasons for choosing UT over Cincinnati.— Josh Ward (@Josh_Ward) February 15, 2012
And that is seems is that. Losing out on Bynum sucks but doesn't effect that overall quality of this class in a negative way to the same degree that Dennis Norfleet's defection to Michigan on signing day eve did. The biggest effect of this will be on next year's class. Linebacker won't be a huge need next year, but the Bearcats will need to get one or two in the 2014 class.
Best of luck to Kenneth in the future.