TE Making Waves On The Gridiron And The Hardwood

Having already received three offers, Little Rock Parkview two sport athlete Marc Winston was already a hot commodity in basketball, now the heat is starting to pick up in football.

At 6'7 and 235lbs, with the ability to stretch the field, look for Little Rock Parkview's Marc Winston to be one of the most sought after tight ends in the nation. A physically imposing presence with quick feet, great body control, and soft hands Winston is the prototype tight end. This past season while earning All-State and All-Conference honors, Marc caught 30 passes for 700 yards and 4 Td's, averaging 23 yards per reception. On defense he had 61 tackles with 21 for loss, 4 sacks, and caused 10 fumbles. When asked who he would compare his playing style to, Winston stated, "I'm kind of a Tony Gonzalez Jeremy Shockey type player. I can come in motion or line up in the slot."

Winston has already received one offer from Arkansas, and word has it that Virginia Tech, Iowa, Nebraska, and Alabama will be offering shortly. A versatile athlete, Marc is also a standout on the hardwood, and has received verbal offers from Georgia Tech, Ole Miss, and West Virginia. While he plans on playing both sports at the next level, he plans on doing so for one year only. "I think it will be too hectic playing two sports in college, it will be hard on my body." Winston also adds, "After my first year I'll sit down and decide which sport I'm going to play, right now I'm 50/50, I like playing both sports."

Although he will have his pick of colleges Winston said, " I am looking for a school that throws the ball to the tight end, a coaching staff that is involved with the players on and off the field, and a coaching staff that has good relationships with the players." While his dad is a former Razorback standout Marc said that it will not factor into his decision. "I don't feel any pressure to go to Arkansas just because my dad went there.",

With a 3.5 GPA and having scored a 20 on the ACT, Winston plans on making a decision on where he will be attending college sometime in November or December.


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