Posted: 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013
By Sean Keeley
Name: Corey Winfield
Position: Wide Receiver
Hometown: St, Louis, MO
High School: Riverview Gardens
2012 Stats: As a senior at RGHS, he made 18 catches for 389 yards and nine touchdowns, and returned six kickoffs for touchdowns.
2013 Projections: Corey's likely looking at a season on the bench with a stacked WR core ahead of him. However, his leaping ability does make him a special case for Hail Marys and deep balls.
How'd He Get Here?:Winfield had offers from Purdue, Wyoming, Western Kentucky, Arkansas St., Ball St. and Miami(OH) and originally committed to Northern Illinois. When the new coaching staff took over, they convinced Winfield to flip.
What'd Scout/Rivals Say?: Scout said two stars but Rivals and ESPN had him rated a three.
Money Quote: "After watching the spring game it seemed like I could just come in and compete and get a spot. That’s always been me. Always confident."
Tweets of Wonder:
Syracuse preseason camp has arrived Time to watch Corey Winfield bring this to a football field. Good lord. pic.twitter.com/uKNLExLgmu— Michael Cohen (@Michael_Cohen13) August 5, 2013
What Does Shafer Think: "He never looks like he’s going fast on the football field, but he runs away from people. And you talk about acrobatic plays – you throw it up and watch him go up for it. He’s got like a 39-inch vertical jump. The only guy I’ve seen jump higher than him is (current SU receivers coach) Rob Moore."
Interesting Nugget O'Interest: His HS coach calls him "the best blocking wide receiver I've ever coached."
Let Me Get A Good Look Atcha: