The Texas Longhorns needed some good news on the recruiting trail after things had gone cold. That good news came Tuesday as 2022 top-100 receiver Armani Winfield committed to the Longhorns via Twitter.
The 6’2, 180-pound receiver from Lewisville was considered a heavy Ohio State Buckeyes lean ahead of his commitment and held 39 offers, including the Alabama Crimson Tide, Texas A&M Aggies and Oklahoma Sooners. Winfield is the No. 74 recruit overall, the No. 12 player in the state of Texas, and the No. 14 wide receiver according to the 247Sports composite ranking.
Winfield came onto the scene for the Farmers as a freshman, hauling in 27 catches for 376 yards and three touchdowns on the way to being named the district newcomer of the year. He followed that up with a unanimous all-district selection in his sophomore year, thanks to his 758 yards and eight touchdowns. He drew significant attention from opposing defenses as a junior and just played seven games, but still managed to haul in 30 receptions for 538 yards and four touchdowns.
This may be the first of many commitments that come as Texas introduces its new coaching staff helmed by Steve Sarkisian. Winfield’s addition gives Texas a top-tier talent at a position that could quickly become a place of strength for the Longhorns.