Q&A: Darius Winston

Darius Winston, from West Helena (AR) Central High School, boasts more than 20 offers. The cornerback committed to the Razorbacks back in February, but he's still keeping his options open.

You are a verbal to Arkansas but are now weighing your options. Why and should you still be considered a Razorback?

"I grew up watching those big time programs on TV and now they wantt me, so I want to check them out to see what they have to offer. And yeah right now, I am a Hog."

Can you update your offer list?

"Arkansas, Alabama, Florida State, LSU, Auburn, Oklahoma, Clemson, Michigan, North Carolina, Miami, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Georgia, Texas A&M, Nebraska, South Carolina, Memphis, Notre Dame and Arkansas State."

Who is close to offering?

"Texas, California, UCLA, Ohio State, Penn. State, Tulsa and USC. The only reason they haven't offered is because they are waiting on my transcript."

Who would you like to hear more from?

"Florida, USC, Texas and Ohio State."

Can you Update your size, weight and height and speed in the 40?

"I am 6-0, 176-pounds. I ran 4.36 last week with a bad groin. My fastest time is 4.28."

Describe your style of play.

"My style of play is physical. I love to play man-to-man. I jump a lot of routes because I think no one can beat me deep."

Are you a straight cornerback or would you like to play wide receiver in college?

"I want to play corner and return punts. That's all. No position change for me."

What were your junior season stats?

"I had 40 tackles, two interceptions and two punt returns for touchdowns."

What schools have you visited to date?

"I have seen Arkansas, Memphis, Ole Miss and Arkansas State."

If Arkansas is still No. 1, who is 2-3-4-5?

"Ole Miss, LSU, Michigan, Miami are the next group in line. I like Florida, but they haven't offered yet."

What is your interest level in the Gators?

"Like I said, I like Florida a lot. I watched their spring game on ESPN. I think that is wild that they had their spring game televised."

How would/could you fit in with the UF defense?

"I think I would fit in nice down there. I am a big corner with good speed so it could work."

Do you have any tentative camp plans for the summer or official visits planned for the fall?

"I will be going to Arkansas, LSU, Michigan and Miami right now. If Florida offers, I will make the trip to Gainesville."

What are the main factors in deciding the school you will play for?

"The main factors are playing right away, relationship with my coaches and a good academic support system."

Is distance a factor?

"Distance will not play a role. Yes, I would love for my family to come watch every game, but what ever school fits me the best, that's where I am going."

What is your current GPA and have you taken the ACT or SAT?

"My current GPA is 3.0 and my core is 2.9. I am waiting on my ACT score."

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