Winfree Makes Initial Trim

Dwight Morrow High (Englewood, N.J.) receiver/cornerback Juwann Winfree trimmed his offer list and is more focused on his recruitment, and he spoke about it with FOX Sports NEXT.

Athlete Juwann Winfree of Dwight Morrow High (Englewood, N.J.) trimmed his extensive offer list to 13 schools, and another cut down is set after a summer of official visits.

But before the next cut down, the 6-foot-2, 185-pound Winfree hopes to settle on whether he wants to play cornerback or receiver in college.

"Probably at the beginning of the season I will get it down to eight or so," Winfree said. "Right now it's Maryland, Rutgers, Pittsburgh, North Carolina State, Kansas, West Virginia, Vanderbilt, Michigan, Georgia, South Carolina, Michigan State, Virginia and Boston College.

"I looked at all the schools that offered me, and which ones can I really see myself playing there. I had to take some schools out."

Of the schools, Winfree said he speaks "a lot with Boston College, Maryland, Pittsburgh, Rutgers" but he doesn't have leaders or favorites.

I" know I'm going to take lot of visits," he said. "I don't know when or where yet, but out of those schools I am going to make a lot of visits.

"When I start closing down my list, that's when I have to make a decision between cornerback and receiver. That's when I'm going to have to think about it more."

However, at this point he is leaning one way.

"I really like receiver better, but two schools on that list want me as corner," Winfree said. "Georgia and N.C. State are telling me great things (about playing cornerback). Cornerback can be an option, but I prefer receiver."

Of the schools on his list, Winfree said he speaks the most with Maryland.

"I speak to Maryland almost every day," he said. "They tell all the great things they can do. They tell me I can be a play-maker and they said they can even see me a little at running back to get the ball in my hands. That sounds good. That's what I want."

The school Winfree knows the best is in-state Rutgers.

"I've been there so many times, and with the coaches …it's not anything new," he said. "But all the things I've been asking for, it's there at Rutgers. They give me all the opportunities."

While Winfree said he needs to learn plenty more about other schools, one school he is interested in because of relationships is Kansas.

"Kansas is pretty far but I have a good relationship with one of their coaches," he said. "He speaks to me like he knows. He's a young coach and he understands what I'm looking for in a college, and he relates to me."

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