2012 DE Winston is one to watch

4:57 pm in Recruiting by Jeff Contizano

Evan Winston is a 6“3, 245-pound defensive end prospect from Muskegon, Michigan. Winston recently finished his junior season in which his team fin­ished 6–5, falling in second round of the MHSAA state playoffs. Winston had a strong year on the defensive front, racking up an impressive 94 tackles and 8 sacks, though he felt he could’ve done a little better.

“I did not feel like I played to my potential,” Winston said. “From the outside, it looked like a strong season, but I could have done better, I had a few mental errors”.

The junior’s on-field results earned  him 1st team All-Area, 1st team All-Conference, and All-State Honorable Mentional recognition after his strong season. Winston was extremely busy this past summer, attending camps all over the country including at Georgia, Florida, Michigan, Michigan State, and many more. Getting his name out and performing in front of so many coaches brought the attention to Winston, as offers began to roll in.

Winston currently has offers from Ball State, Bowling Green, Toledo, Eastern Michigan, and Western Michigan . Michigan State’s coaches are set to meet with him at his school this week, and he’s receiving interest from much of the Big Ten, including Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Even though most schools that have offered are close to his home, Winston isn’t afraid of playing anywhere.

“I could end up in Hawaii and it wouldn’t matter,” Winston said. “There are no limitations, anyone any conference, I just have to discuss it with my family.”

Though Winston’s season is over he will work out, take visits, and continue to work on his game, as he plans to hit the camp circuit once again next summer. But for the coaches who want to know what type of player he is, Winston believes he is versatile and willing to work.

“Personally, I think I’m not the fastest or strongest, but I work tremendously hard because I want to be the best. I want to succeed, and I can be put in any defense.”

Winston does not claim any favorites at this time, but will have a better idea once he takes some official visits next year.

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