Antelope, Calif./Antelope HS
A two-time Capital League Player of the Year, Tyler is a wide receiver prospect joining the Spartans in the fall. Winston was the League's Offensive Player of the Year as a senior and Defensive Player of the Year as a junior for Antelope (Calif.) High (Coach Matt Ray).
Scout.com rated him the #74 safety candidate and a three-star prospect as of February 4, 2013.
Winston averaged 13.0 yards for the 155 times he touched the ball on offense as a junior and a senior. In 2012, he was a Sacramento Bee first-team All-Metro honoree who had 57 receptions for 876 yards and 13 touchdowns on offense and 43 tackles and three pass interceptions as a defensive back. As a junior, he had 39 tackles, six interceptions and four pass break ups on defense. Winston scored 10 touchdowns on offense with 42 receptions for 562 yards and six scores and a 9.9 yards per carry rushing average and six touchdowns.
Coach Caragher on Tyler: "Tyler is a skilled receiver with a good combination of size and speed. Such size will be beneficial, particularly in the red zone when we are playing on a shorter field. His explosiveness is also evident in the kicking game as he was an outstanding returner. He was a standout in three sports at Antelope High School."