Cerritos' Winston holds down the left side

D-1 schools are always looking for athletic linemen that they can count on to protect their quarterback's blindside and Cerritos OT Jarrell Winston (6-6, 305) is a player that fits the bill perfectly. JCFootball.com caught up with the gifted lineman recently and he updated us on his offseason as well as what makes him such an intriguing prospect.

Winston hails from the Washington, D.C. area and after not qualifying for a D-1 scholarship he decided to head west to get a fresh start.

"Mainly I only heard about Cerritos from people," Winston told JCFootball.com. "I heard it was a great program and that it played in the toughest JC conference in the country. I only heard good things about coming out here to play ball and it just felt right so I packed up and headed west."

Winston started at tackle for Cerritos as a freshman and he said it's his quick feet and athleticism that helps him protect the quarterback.

"I think I can play on either side of the line," Winston said. "I have real quick feet and I move well. I've been working on that even more this summer, just to improve my footwork and my speed, but I think I can pass or run-block just as good as anybody."

On the recruiting front Winston hasn't heard from any schools directly, but he's been receiving mail and his coaches have let him know that some programs have been sniffing around.

"Right now that isn't my focus, but I know it's important," Winston said. "If I go out and do what I need to do, I should be fine and it will all take care of itself."

Winston is on pace to graduate next May with his AA degree and he will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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