UW Visit Opens Winston's Eyes

During Washington's Junior Day events, they played host to one of the top prospects in the state of Oregon as Central Catholic (Portland, Or.) LB Lamar Winston, his mother and his uncle made the three-hour drive up Interstate 5 to check out the UW campus and meet with the coaches. While all of that was impressive, what stuck out most were the academic opportunities they presented...

"I liked (the visit) a lot. I really enjoyed myself," Winston told Dawgman.com. "The academic stuff was really impressive.

"They showed how things are for freshman. The academic resources they have for them, the study halls, the tutors, all of those things that they us to help you be as successful as possible.

"My mom really liked it a lot. She felt like the U-Dub football program was a lot like the Central Catholic program and system that they have in place. The expectations for the student athletes are high and they do everything they can to support you and help you succeed in whatever you choose to study."

As far as football is concerned, UW likes the 6'3", 200 pounder at linebacker.

"They want me as an outside linebacker (SAM)," Winston said. "I got to talk with coach (Bob) Gregory. He's a really good guy. I liked him a lot.

"They did a good job of showing how they are an up-and-coming program and how they are building things there. They have a bright future and it's really impressive what they are doing there."

Winston was offered by Washington a couple of weeks ago and he has also received offers from the likes of Oregon, Oregon State, Arizona State, Boise State and Montana State.

As far as when he plans to make his decision, Winston isn't in any hurry.

"I definitely want to take all of my visits and wait until after my senior season," Winston said. "I'm going to visit some other schools this spring. I am going to go up to Seattle for a spring practice and I'm also planning to go up there for camp (Rising Stars)."

As a junior this past season, Winston posted 31 tackles, four tackles-for-loss and four pass breakups for a Rams team that went 13-1 and won the Oregon State 6A State title.

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