In college football recruiting years ago offering a kid that still had three years to graduate was out of the ordinary; it was nearly unheard of. Today, well it’s almost the norm as college coaches are getting out in front of others by identifying can’t miss prospects and offering earlier than ever.
One such prospect that fits into this category is Lewisville (TX) 2022 receiver Armani Winfield. To say that the talented receiver has drawn the interest of college programs would be an understatement.
Winfield already holds offers from the who’s who of college football; Alabama, Texas, Florida, Texas A&M, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Baylor, Arkansas, LSU and TCU are just a few of the programs that have already offered the 6-foot-2, 180-pounder.
Those offers have come with Winfield still having three years of high school football remaining. Winfield has worked hard to get where he’s at and felt that he would get attention eventually. But, even he has been caught off guard somewhat with the attention.
“It’s very humbling; I never expected this to happen so fast and so early,” he said of the recruiting interest. “It’s just crazy.”
TCU extended an offer to Winfield during the spring evaluation period. Last Friday he took an unofficial visit to the Big 12 campus to visit with the coaches and compete in a skills mini-camp.
“I already had the offer so I just went out to meet the coaches and it was a great experience to be with the coaches,” he said. “I definitely like the coaches; the offensive coaches are real nice. I took a tour of the school and everything is real nice.”
With all the interest he’s received from colleges across the nation, Winfield says it was nice to get an offer from the hometown program.
“It means a lot because it’s right in my backyard,” he said of TCU. “Plus, I grew up watching them so I was just like ‘wow’”.
One school Winfield would like to hear from is a program he grew up watching while Cam Newton was leading them to a National Championship.
“I love Auburn,” he said. “I love the atmosphere they create. Watching them, it’s just awesome.”
Winfield is not yet ranked by 247Sports or in the 247Sports composite. As a freshman, Winfield was named District 6-6A Co-Offensive Newcomer of the Year as a freshman after hauling in 27 catches for 376 yards and 3 touchdowns.