Winters, whose father is an Army Command Sergeant Major, knows a thing or two about the Army. Being from a military family he knows the many benefits that the Army has to offer and the great pride that comes with serving America. The elder Winters is familiar with Army's elite academy but has a favorite of his own, "He thinks it's [West Point] a great school. He wouldn't mind me going there but of course he wants me to go to Utah, his alma mater," said Isaac of his father.
Winters, who is being recruited as a safety/defensive back by Army, has played at three different high schools so far. Winters played at Canutillo and Chapin high schools in El Paso for his freshman and sophomore years respectively. As a sophomore in Texas in 2007, he rushed for 895 yards on 89 carries and caught 11 passes for 234 yards. Defensively he recorded 25 tackles and four sacks and was selected second team All-District (1-4A). Last year at Bethel he was effective as well, rushing for over 600 yards despite missing several games due to an injury.
The Spanaway speedster (4.43 forty) says that leadership is the thing that makes him a great player, "I feel like I'm a great leader, an inspirational leader. I feel I can adapt to different situations on the football field very easily. I'm very coachable."
Army, who the past few years has lacked the kind of speed that Winters possesses, could surely use a player with his abilities. Winters, talks highly of Army and is excited about their future, "They have a new coaching staff so I know they are up and coming and changing things. I know they have had rough seasons the past couple of years but I think they are coming up. I'm real excited about it.... I know Army is going to turn things around so it might not be a bad idea to jump on the band wagon."
Utah, Brigham Young, Washington, Oregon and UNLV are also recruiting Winters. Winters, who plans to visit West Point during football season for the VMI game, says that Utah and Brigham Young seem closest to offering him.
Winters also runs track and competes in the 100, 4 X 1, and high jump events. His fastest forty time in 4.43 but says his average is about 4.46.
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