Baylor '22 TX WR - Armani Winfield (Baylor Verbal)

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    Texas 2022 receiver Armani Winfield earns offer from Ohio State
    While it is Lettermen Row’s almost impossible quest to keep readers updated on every single offer that Ohio State extends, occasionally things slip through the cracks. That’s what happened last week when Texas 2022 receiver Armani Winfield added an offer from the Buckeyes.

    Winfield is an early 4-star receiver in the Class of 2022 and the No. 10-ranked sophomore wideout in the country. He was offered by Ryan Day, and quarterbacks coach Corey Dennis was at Lewisville (Texas) High School last week. The Buckeyes have previously been called the dream team for the 6-foot-2, 180-pound receiver.

    “Growing up, Ohio State was always my dream school,” he said. “It was because of Braxton Miller. Now that I’m a recruit, though, I think they run a great offense and put all their athletes in a good position to be successful on the field.”
     
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    Looks like it’s time for the Grinch to make another appearance...
     
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    WINFIELD STAYS HOME
    The Route Doctor is not coming to Columbus.

    Instead, four-star Lewisville (Texas) receiver Armani Winfield is staying home, announcing on Tuesday that he has committed to the Longhorns and new head coach Steve Sarkisian.

    Winfield picked the Longhorns out of a top eight that also included Ohio State, USC, Arizona State, Penn State, Florida, LSU, Auburn and Texas A&M.

    The most interesting item out of this commitment is that Winfield actually spoke with Sarkisian just before he left for Alabama's national championship game against Ohio State, Winfield told 247Sports' Steve Wiltfong.

    At halftime, after seeing DeVonta Smith roast the Buckeyes' secondary and rack up 215 yards and three touchdowns on 12 catches, Winfield called up Texas receivers coach Andre Coleman to commit. He wanted to be a part of Sarkisian's offense after he saw him be the architect of one of the best performances from a Heisman Trophy winner post-ceremony.

    “I saw what he did in the first half and I called (Longhorns receivers) Coach (Andre) Coleman and told him I wanted to commit," Winfield said. "He got back to Coach Sark and it was up from there."

    “Just the offense, the type of offensive mind he has, how Coach Sark really uses his playmakers, he gets the matches he wants,” Winfield said.

    On the official scoreboard, this will go down as a loss for Ohio State on the recruiting trail. But not in reality.

    Winfield had wanted to commit to the Buckeyes in late November, shortly after fellow Texas receiver Caleb Burton and fellow Texan Quinn Ewers announced their Ohio State commitments. There were a few factors at play, though, and Winfield had to wait.

    Ohio State was still waiting on word from 2021 receiver Emeka Egbuka, and there are two more receivers in the 2022 class in Kyion Grayes and Kojo Antwi that I believe the Buckeyes are higher on than Winfield. Antwi was actually offered a scholarship by Brian Hartline the week before Winfield had wanted to make his initial commitment.

    Following Winfield's commitment to Texas, we can now see the hierarchy a bit better in regards to Ohio State receiver targets in the class with Grayes and Antwi emerging as the Buckeyes' top-two targets in the cycle. And even Chicago's Kaleb Brown has been emerging as a top target.

    I'm fully confident the Buckeyes will land Grayes, and I feel good about their shot with Antwi, though that is shaping up to be an Ohio State-Georgia battle.

    Ohio State is recruiting at the highest clip in the country at receiver (alongside Alabama) as that continues to be the top room the program is bringing new talent into. It says all you need to know that the Buckeyes are not bringing in a player in Winfield (No. 79 overall, No. 12 WR) who would have been their ninth top-100 receiver commit in the past three cycles and it doesn't affect them that much.
     
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