Meet Terps wide receiver commit Juwann Winfree

With national signing day only days away, preview the Terps' class of 2014 with a handy, commit-by-commit guide. Prospect profiles will run all the way through Wednesday (Feb. 5), when players can officially sign a national letter of intent. (SEE THEM ALL HERE.)

Name: Juwann Winfree (AKA @OnlyOne_JW)

Position: Wide receiver

Measurables: 6 feet 2, 180 pounds

High school: Dwight Morrow (N.J.)

Recruiter: Keith Dudzinski

Finalists: Pittsburgh

Rankings: 247: 4*, No. 15 ATH, No. 224 overall

Rivals: 4*, No. 36 WR

ESPN: 4*, No. 39 ATH

Stats/honors: 33 catches for 733 yards and eight touchdowns in 2013

Quoted for emphasis: “The opportunity to get under the tutelage of Stefon Diggs — he really respects him as a great wide receiver. He hopes to get the opportunity of stepping into those shoes.”

Breakdown: Wide receiver Stefon Diggs was so good his freshman season, in 2012, that it became near impossible to find a superlative that hadn't already been recycled. He was so quick that he seemed to just about jump out of his shoes on violent cuts upfield. He was so fast that the only time teammates could catch up to him was when he was high-stepping into the end zone. Juwann Winfree's recruitment gave us a new one: He was so good that he made a wide receiver almost 200 miles away want to play with him. Keith Dudzinski, Winfree's recruiter, is the assistant on record for this commit, but Diggs deserves his 10 percent. (Just kidding, NCAA!) When Winfree visited Maryland in September, Dwight Morrow coach Barry Harris told, "Stefon really took him under his wing." Idolizer met idol, and the Terps soon had another big-time wide receiver to store away for the future. Yet for as talented as Winfree is, the irony is that he might never actually play with Diggs, who will be draft eligible after next season. Whenever he decides to go pro, in Winfree, one part of his legacy will assuredly remain in College Park a little longer.

"When Juwann went there, Stefon really took him under his wing," Harris said. - See more at:


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