Winbush finishes JUCO career in style

Heading into the season, one of the top JUCO running backs in the country was Trinity Valley's Chad Winbush (6-1, 200) and he didn't do anything to nullify his Preseason All-American status. caught up with the gifted back and got an update on things including what made UAB so special that he committed to them so early in the process...

"I had a good season, but we're done now," Winbush told this weekend. "We finished 4-5, but we played hard and stayed with some of the top teams in the country. We barely lost to Navarro and they were number one for a long time."

As a freshman in 2008, Winbush was solid, posting 829 yards and seven touchdowns and this season he was even better topping 1,000 yards and scoring eight times.

"I can run inside or outside, but I like getting to the edge and using my speed (4.45) to make plays," Winbush said. "I'm a better receiver out of the backfield now than I was when I got here so I think that's another thing they will have me do at UAB."

Winbush committed to UAB very early in the process, but still received heavy interest from schools like Tennessee, Iowa State, Southern Miss among others.

"I didn't think about de-committing because I have a great relationship with the coaches (at UAB)," Winbush said. "I felt real comfortable with them from the beginning and I think I'll really enjoy my time there."

Winbush will sign with UAB in December and he'll have three years to play two once he steps on campus.

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