February 14, 2008

Arkansas commit picks up new offer

Though he's already committed to the University of Arkansas, 2009 cornerback prospect Darius Winston shouldn't expect the calls to stop just yet. The talented Helena, Ark. product will still be on the top of many team's boards and a recent offer proves that there's a long way to go before Signing Day.

"I talked to my coach today and he told me to call Alabama," Winston said. "I had called him and Alabama offered."

Despite his commitment to his in-state program, will Winston be listening to the other offers that will be sure to come?

"My ears are open," he said. "Who knows what the future holds. I got a whole year until Signing Day."

Winston went on to discuss his thoughts on the Alabama offer and his satisfaction with his Arkansas commitment.

"I think highly of them because they've got the No.1 recruiting class," he said. "I like what they're doing with the program. I see they're working hard recruiting bringing in good players but right now I wanna be a Hog. Right now, unless anything changes in the future, I'm a Hog and I want to do anything I can to help the Hogs."

Winston has plans to attend the Arkansas Junior Day on March 8 and hopes to make the Nike Training Camp in Alabama as well. He has some unique skills he hopes to showcase in the camp setting.

"I think my strength as a corner is I can't get beat deep and I can jam anyone at the line of scrimmage," he said. "I'm also strong on punt returns and I feel like I can hit the corner on anybody."


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