Physical DT likes Beaver style

NEVADA D-LINE prospect Billy Winn is being looked at for both defensive tackle and d-end at the next level, speaking to his quicks, strength, frame and skills set. Oregon State has offered the Las Vegas High wrecking ball, and Winn says the Beavers play a style of defense very familiar to him. The 6-4, 260-pounder offers insight into his recruitment, and what is most important to his decision.

In addition to Oregon State, Winn holds offers from Oregon, Washington State, Arizona State, Fresno State, San Diego State, UNLV and Texas Tech. He does not have any leaders and remains open to all schools, but Oregon State, Washington State and Oregon are among those who have clearly made an early impression.

The Beavs have offered Winn as a defensive tackle. All things being equal, Winn said, he prefers to play inside.

"Oregon State, I really like them," said Winn. "They play similar to what I like to play, from a very defensive standpoint."

All the offering schools have been calling regularly since Sept. 1, said Winn.

"They've all been recruiting me pretty hard," said Winn.

FROM THE FOOTBALL PERSPECTIVE, Winn said a place where they play physical defense and where he fits in will guide his college decision. But most important will be the academics a school has to offer, with Kinesiology his planned field of study.

"Right now, I'm just trying to go get the best education I can," said Winn.

Winn has not finalized any trip dates but he's getting closer to setting up his official visits. Winn indicated Texas Tech, Oregon, Washington State and SDSU are among the likely candidates, but nothing is set in stone.

A FIRST TEAM all Northeast Division pick and second-team all-league selection as a junior, Winn has seen plenty of double teams and extra attention this year. He has "three or four" sacks, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble among his early season statistics.

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