Juwann Winfree Commits to Maryland: Terps Land Versatile 4-Star

Jeff BellCorrespondent ISeptember 27, 2013

WR Juwaan Winfree via 247sports
WR Juwaan Winfree via 247sports

The Maryland Terrapins have landed a commitment from 4-star wide receiver Juwann Winfree, according to Chris Anderson of 247sports.

Winfree joins 10 other Terp commits in the 2014 class so far.

It's big news for a program that looks to be on the rise. Randy Edsall's team has started out 4-0, which includes a dominating 37-0 win over West Virginia.

The team is led by Stefon Diggs and Deon Long at receiver, but no other player has more than eight grabs his season.

Winfree has the type of ability to step in and help out immediately, and Maryland wasn't the only big-name school after his services.

Georgia, West Virginia, Pitt, N.C. State and Vanderbilt all coveted the 6'2", 180 pounder from Dwight Morrow in New Jersey.

While players can sometimes be turned off by a school accepting multiple commitments at the same position, the exact opposite scenario was part of what enticed Winfree.

According to the article, Winfree said, "Maryland only wants to take one receiver. So they keep pushing for it to be me."

This kind of opportunity gives Winfree the confidence that coaches have big plans for him, and it's not often that a position requiring depth brings in a lone player to redshirt. Early playing time is a major bonus for many high-profile recruits, and it appears to be no different in this case.

The timing of Winfree's commitment is due in large part to his visit to the neutral-site matchup with West Virginia on Saturday, according to Anderson. Getting to see the team in person helped move the process along.

247sports says that this is the third 4-star commitment of the class from Maryland, which has a bye this week. The Terps play at Florida State next Saturday.