Class of 2027 athlete Wesley Winn, a native of California, was one of several hundred athletes who participated in THESHOW by NXGN a few weeks ago in Atlanta. Youth1 first saw Winn at a NXGN event that took place in New Jersey in 2020. Winn was in town with his family visiting his grandmother at the time and ended up being one of the top performers out of the younger group. Fast forward a few years later and he has been recognized early as one of the top prospects in his class.
Winn holds offers from Georgia, Indiana, Arizona, UCF, Florida State, Michigan St., UConn, Grambling St, Charlotte, Purdue, Nevada, Portland St, Maryland, Louisville, UNLV, Western Kentucky, and Houston Christian. He received an offer from Bethune-Cookman College on Jul. 11. Winn competed in two events during his time in Atlanta a few weeks ago. The Rivals 5-star challenge was the first event that he participated in during that week. It was an invite-only one-day event that featured some of the top underclassmen from around the nation. Winn then participated in THESHOW by NXGN from that Friday until Sunday. His 7-on-7 team for the tournament, Team Highlights, had a rough start during the first two days of pool-play. Winn and his teammates regrouped during tournament play and won a close contest in the championship game to take home the Diamond Division championship. It's the third THESHOW for Winn and it's the first time he's been on a team that's won the championship.
"I've never won a (NXGN) championship before," Winns said. "This is the first time. I'm so happy. Winn was one of the players on Team Highlights that turned it up a notch during tournament play. His ability to play multiple positions on both sides of football, wide receiver and defensive back, and his speed, is one of the reasons he's being highly recruited before entering high school. Winn told Youth1 that he's taken unofficial visits to Miami, Georgia, UCLA, USC, Texas A&M, and Texas. "Most schools are recruiting me at both positions, receiver and defensive back," said Winn when asked about how schools view him as a prospect. Winn made it clear that he has "no preference" on which side of the football he ends up on once he gets to the collegiate level, "Whatever I can do to help," Winn said.
Winn has shown over the past several months that he's not afraid of the limelight that he's received due to his early offers and has competed at a high level at several camps. He's also been focusing on getting ready to compete for playing time at the varsity level during his freshman year of high school. "I am very excited for this upcoming season. I am working to earn a position, as a freshman on varsity, in an elite California football league," Winn told Youth1 a couple of weeks ago.
There had been speculation that Winn would be playing his high school football at St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, California. According to Winn, that is no longer the case. "I'll be attending Archbishop Riordan in San Francisco," Winn said. "I'm coming home."
As of right now. Winn does not have any more college visits lined up for the rest of the summer.
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