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Get to know your Orange man - No. 11, CB Corey Winfield

Winfield appears recovered and ready to go this year.

NCAA Football: Central Michigan at Syracuse Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Name: Corey Winfield

Position: Cornerback

Year: (Redshirt) Junior

Height: 6'1”

Weight: 190

Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.

High School: Riverview Gardens

2015 Stats: Started eight games, recording 30 tackles, with two sacks, three pass break-ups and a forced fumble. He also tied for the team lead in interceptions with two (including one returned for a touchdown).

2016 Projections: Winfield should start again at corner, and hopefully keep improving coverage-wise in the new scheme. Those sacks are probably a thing of the past in the Tampa-2, but there’s no reason the interceptions need to go away.

How'd He Get Here?: The then-wide receiver flipped from Northern Illinois to Syracuse. He also had offers from Purdue, Western Kentucky, Arkansas State and others.

What'd Recruiting Sites Say?: Rivals and ESPN said three stars, so we’re only going to count those ratings.

Money Quote: A friend had very complimentary words for Winfield coming out of the scary Naesean Howard stabbing incident this offseason:

"Chauncey couldn't hit him at all. Chauncey had one arm. At the end of the day, if there is a big savior in this whole situation, it's Corey Winfield. He put his life on the line for his best friend."

Links of Wonder: Last year,’s Stephan Bailey focused in on Winfield adapting his athleticism to make plays on defense (vs. his original position on offense).

Twitterfeed: @C_XI_W

Tweets of Wonder:

What Does the Coaching Staff Think of Him?: Babers was very concerned for both Winfield and Chauncey Scissum following the stabbing incident, but was confident afterward that they’d be in camp (ended up being true).

Interesting Nugget O'Interest: In 2014, Winfield claimed the transition to cornerback came easy to him.

Let's Get a Good Look Atcha: Winfield has some pretty solid leaping ability, as you may know.