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Minnesota Football Recruiting: Antoine Winfield Jr. Commits To Gophers

Minnesota adds a defensive back with NFL lineage and the talent to see the field early.


Name: Antoine Winfield, Jr.
Position: Cornerback
Hometown/School: The Woodlands, TX (The Woodlands HS)
Profile: 247Sports Profile // Scroll of the Sworn!
Rating: - 0.8286 Composite Score

How he fits:

Antoine's three best traits are his blazing fast speed, an aggressive tackling mentality, and strong football intelligence. He's able to read and diagnose plays quickly and use his speed to come downhill in a hurry to plant the running back or receiver. He takes great angles, can sniff out screens, and also has enough recovery speed to catch up on play-action. He still needs to work on his man to man skills, but with his talent he could see the field early as a Gopher.