Darius Winston looking to transfer?

Submitted by FabFiver5 on September 21st, 2009 at 11:06 AM

It has been reported that Arkansas freshman CB (and former 5* recruit) Darius Winston is looking to transfer. He was high on Michigan before he made his choice to head to the Razorbacks.

How much could this really help us in the long run if he chose to join the Maize & Blue?

Side note: He's not even starting with the terrible secondary that Arkansas has.



September 21st, 2009 at 11:18 AM ^

But re: him not starting. No idea what his situation was, but true frosh don't easily crack the two deep, even in a thin secondary - one needs to look no further than UM's secondary (of course, some of that can be explain by JT's late start, TJ's position switch, etc... just saying. It's not necessarily damning of DW).


September 21st, 2009 at 2:43 PM ^

LLP was involved with Arizona during his first semester freshman year. Then he transferred and had to sit out a year. Because he chose to transfer so early, his year consisted of his second semester freshman year and first semester sophomore year. So he started playing after first semester ended last year.

Since football only happens during first semester, it wouldn't matter for Winston whether he transferred immediately or after the 09-10 school year because he would have to sit out next fall any way.

This was probably incomprehensible, but hopefully you get the idea.


September 21st, 2009 at 12:19 PM ^

Interesting. My question is why?

He is from Arkansas, so it is not like he is homesick. Maybe he doesn't like the scheme/coaches?

I doubt Rich Rod would turn him down if he wanted to transfer to us. From everything I heard, the kid had serious skills.


September 21st, 2009 at 3:53 PM ^

That's what I remembered too, he named us his leader from out of nowhere without even visiting right? I'm not sure why he did that at the time, but it never seemed like we were actually in the running with him, I can't imagine it would be much different this time around.

It'd be great if he came here, but probably nothing to get our hopes up about.