By Shaye Burke Arkansas Media Relations Entering the gridiron for the Razorbacks as defensive back, is No. 16, freshman, Darius Winston. Winston graduated from Central High School in West Helena, Ark., where he led his team to the 2008 state title. According to Rivals.com, Winston was ranked third in the nation as the fastest athlete. He was named a first-team USA Today All-American and an EA Sports Second-Team All-American last season and was one of the most highly recruited players in the state of Arkansas. During Winston’s rare breaks from academics and football, he enjoys spending time with his family, attending church, and occasionally kickin’ back on the couch just to catch a great episode of Sponge Bob Square Pants.
MR: If there is one thing you could change about yourself what would it be? DW: I would prepare myself better mentally.
MR: What would be the perfect tailgating meal? DW: Pork and steak
MR: If you could watch any college game day what would it be? DW: Arkansas vs. LSU
MR: What was your most embarrassing moment? DW: [laughing] I have a lot of them, I would have to say when people found out I had a lot of hair on my back.
MR: If you could retire today what would you do with the rest of your life? DW: I would help my mother out.
MR: Who do you look up to? DW: My aunt
MR: What is your pre ritual warm up? DW: Listening to music
MR: Where do you see yourself in 5 years? DW: I am not really sure right now.
MR: Besides football, what is something else you have passion for? DW: I would have to say church.
MR: What is your favorite tv show? DW: Sponge Bob Square Pants.
MR: If you could describe yourself in one word what would it be? DW: Humble
MR: What are you looking forward to the most this year? DW: To be the best I can be out on the playing field.
MR: What made you choose Arkansas over all the programs that were recruiting you? DW: It is my home state.
MR: What is your favorite part about game day? DW: I am not too sure, I guess I will just have to wait and see in Little Rock.
MR: What is your favorite Arkansas tradition? DW: The fight song!
MR: What is your major and what do you plan on doing after graduation assuming that you don’t go the NFL? DW: My major is kinesiology and I would hope to open up my own place.
MR: Describe a perfect day. DW: Spending time with all of my family.
MR: How important is it to give back to the community and what you would plan to do? DW: It is very important. I would show all these kids how to reach their goals and dreams.