McDonogh 35’s Devin Winters passes away
The McDonogh 35 community is mourning the passing of defensive lineman Devin Winters.
Winters, who was a senior last fall, was in the midst of weighing his college future. After visiting and making a commitment to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette earlier this month, he had an official visit scheduled to Syracuse last weekend and to Ole Miss this weekend. He had scholarship offers from as many as a dozen other Division I schools.
The football team acknowledged Winters’ passing on their Twitter account Friday.
This one hurts !! From 2014 to 2018 he laid it on the line for us and his team and he did everything the right way.Some ask why Or how and no one Could give an answer but he would be missed by everyone in the Roneagle nation!! Luv ya @_duke10 aka Devin Winters !!DL4Life !! pic.twitter.com/ZOnCxMN6ef
— RONEAGLESFOOTBALL (@MCD35FOOTBALL) January 26, 2018
Winters’ teammates have chimed in with their condolences.
R.I.P Devin Winters we was just working out yesterday bro saying how we gone miss playing with each other 😓 I’m gone ball for you bro!!! @_duke10
— J.Future7️⃣ (@Joe_Foucha) January 26, 2018
Gone miss you superstar @_duke10 love you big bro 💔😞
— LeJohn Howard (@GunSlingerXVI) January 27, 2018
R.I.P Devin Winters we was just talking about where we was signing, how you get to finally live a childhood dream and get out this city… Signing day Feb. 7 and we won’t even get to enjoy the joyful day.. Ima ball for you bro!!!! @_duke10
— D.Mack🎈 (@mack_d0) January 26, 2018
Ole Miss assistant coach Charles Clark had an in-home visit with Winters Monday.
Great home visit with Ole Miss pic.twitter.com/itL4s6YvhX
— lahduke (@_duke10) January 23, 2018
No other details are available at this time.
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