"They came to my school and watched me practice, and a couple days later they called my coach and offered me through him," Winnegan said. "My coach told me not to tweet about it until I actually talked to SMU so I talked with them today (Wednesday) and that's when I knew I was offered."
Coach Jason Phillips, Winnegan's recruiter, was impressed with the speedster's film and shared how he thinks Winnegan would be used on the Hilltop.
"They were just saying how they liked my film and that I was an explosive player," Winnegan said. "They want me to play running back, but they also see me as a slot receiver and someone who's just a good overall athlete."
Winnegan prefers running back, but said he does not mind playing slot receiver as well, as long as he'd get to see time on the field.
Despite knowing very little about the school, Winnegan recognizes SMU as one of his top tier offers (along with Fresno State), so he would like to take a visit, although he has no timetable as of now.
Winnegan does have a trip planned to USC's rising stars camp, whom he has been in contact with and hopes to get offered, but besides that, he has no other plans to take college visits.
At this point, Winnegan has no favorites and no timetable for his decision.