MONTGOMERY, Ala. - On Tuesday afternoon, Arkansas assistant coach Willy Robinson offered his resignation, ending his tenure as the Razorback's defensive coordinator. Prichard (Ala.) Vigor defensive end JaMichael Winston, whose primary recruit was Robinson, offered his reaction to that news following the afternoon practice at the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic.
"It won't really affect anything," Winston said of Robinson's departure. "He probably had something going on family-wise or coaching-wise that caused him to have to make that decision. Coach Robinson is a good person. I still feel comfortable at the end of the day with Arkansas though."
With any coaching change, opposing schools see opportunity with a prospect. The 6-foot-5, 226-pound edge-rusher shared his thoughts with how he would handle other schools if they were to come calling.
"I am not really worried about it," Winston said. "I am really solid right now."
The three-star defender said that despite Coach Robinson's departure, he still sees numerous reasons why Fayetteville is his future home.
"It feels like home," Winston said. "I like Coach (Bobby) Petrino and the direction that the program is heading in."
Winston and the Alabama squad will face Mississippi on Saturday afternoon in the 25th Annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic.