Winslow Chapman Talks Interest in Minnesota

With two Big Ten opponents in the state of Michigan, the Gophers rarely make a recruiting splash in its borders. This year may be different as the new Minnesota coaching staff has been looking at a number of Michigan natives. One such prospect is Winslow Chapman of Port Huron High School. got the latest from Chapman about his plans to visit the Twin Cities this summer.

Chapman is a 6-foot, 182-pound defensive back who is certainly on the Gophers' recruiting radar.

"I've known the coaches for a while for when they coached at NIU [Northern Illinois], so they've seen me perform and they invited me to the camp and said it would be to my benefit if I came, so I'm going to be attending a camp," said Chapman.

"I signed up for and plan on going to the camp on the 22nd. I'm real excited for it," he added. "I've sent them my film and everything but I still want the chance to show them what I have in person."

He has also seen interest from a number of other Midwest schools. "I have an offer from CMU [Central Michigan] and a few other MAC schools have been in contact such as Toledo, Western Michigan and Ball State," said Chapman. He also listed Minnesota and Northwestern as school who have shown interest.

Chapman's only offer right now is from CMU, a school he is very familiar with. "I seen CMU a few times but that's because my cousin Jarret Chapman just committed there, so they were around a lot," he said.

"I definitely feel comfortable there with him being there and the coaches as well," said Chapman about his interest in playing at CMU with his cousin. "But playing at the next level is a big goal for me, so nothing's a done deal right now. But it's still a good option for me if I don't have the opportunity for something else," he added.

What is Chapman looking for in a school? "What I think is going to be a big part of my decision is picking a place where I'm going to be comfortable and have a chance to compete for the top spot."

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