“I’m a little under 6’4” and I’m around 210-pounds,” Winterton said. “I just returned from my mission to Oklahoma City, OK. BYU said they are going to be watching me. Coach (Nick) Howell asked me if I would like to be a part of this program and I told him that I would love to. He just said I had to show him and that they’ll be watching me.
“I got to go down and watch the scrimmage and it was fun to be down there. I have some former teammates from high school on the team, so it was a good time hanging out with the coaches and being out there.”
With his size and speed, Winterton will be playing both safety a hybrid linebacker position for the Badgers this coming season.
“I play strong safety and I also play a hybrid stud linebacker up there at Snow Junior College. I love to hit and I’m a really good hitter. That’s one of my favorite things to do. I feel like I have good speed and I feel like I have good coverage and can cover in space.”
Winterton caught the attention of BYU’s coaches while playing in an all-star game while attending Pleasant Grove High School. He made a big hit that caught the eyes of BYU’s coaches.
“From high school they knew me back then and were talking to me,” said Winterton. “I also played in the 4A-5A all-star game and I had the hit of the game during that game. That’s when they started talking to me. When I was at Snow and they had been talking to my coach down there.
“I play strong safety and I also play kind of a hybrid stud linebacker up there at Snow. I love to hit and I’m a really good hitter. That’s one of my favorite things to do. I feel like I have good speed and I feel like I have good coverage skills and can cover in space.”
To receive an offer from BYU’s coaching staff would be a dream come true for the life-long BYU fan who grew up not far from LaVell Edwards Stadium.
“That would be a dream come true,” said Winterton. “I mean, I’ve been a diehard BYU fan my whole like and my family are diehard BYU fans. You know, I’ve had a lot of BYU family go there and I had an aunt coach volleyball there, so it would be a dream come true to go there.”