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Armani Winfield Announces Signing With Baylor Bears

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Armani Winfield became the second four-star player to commit to the Baylor Bears when he flipped his previous commitment and signed with on Wednesday.

Winfield, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound wide receiver from Lewisville, Texas, had been considered a solid commit to the Texas Longhorns, per Most of the site’s experts had him heading to the Longhorns, with just one, Steve Wilftong, predicting Baylor.

Winfield announced his signing in a ceremony at Lewisville High School.


Baylor added Winfield to its tracker as a signee on Wednesday afternoon.

Winfield finished with 66 receptions for 1,006 yards and eight touchdowns in 2021. He was a unanimous First-Team All-District selection. He had  191 receptions, 2,678 receiving yards and 26 touchdowns for his high school career. He is also an Under Armour All-American who is the No. 31 prospect in Texas.

He chose Baylor over Alabama, Texas, Texas A&M, Michigan, Michigan State, Florida, Florida State and Ole Miss.

His signing bumped Baylor’s overall recruiting class to No. 40, per 247Sports. While that’s just No. 7 in the Big 12, that means that 70 percent of the Big 12 has a Top 40 class right now.

Baylor already had a solid class before it snagged Winfield, featuring another four-star recruit in Kaian Roberts-Day. The rest of Baylor’s class is filled with three-star players.

The Bears, led by head coach Dave Aranda, finished the 2021 season with a 11-2 record and played in the Big 12 Championship Game, beating Oklahoma State, 21-16. The Bears will play in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1 against Ole Miss.  

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