ESPN Michigan State commit Donovan Winter did not send his letter of intent to the Spartans on Wednesday morning. He’s in jail. Police in Florida arrested Winter, 18, on Monday night and charged the Bishop Moore Catholic High School (Orlando) senior with burglary and larceny of a firearm, according to online records. He is being held on $2,000 bond and will be required to wear a GPS monitoring device. He has been ordered to appear in court on March 7. He remained jailed as of Wednesday evening. Bishop Moore’s head coach told the Orlando Sentinel that Winter will not sign a letter of intent Wednesday. The newspaper also reported that Winter is no longer a student at the school. Winter, a three-star defensive end prospect, committed to Michigan State in June. The university is not allowed to comment on prospective student-athletes until the school receives their letters of intent.
Michigan State University may have dodged a bullet on National Signing Day, as defensive end recruit Donovan Winter was unable to sign his letter of intent, because he was in jail. Winter was arrested for burglary and larceny of a firearm, and he will be monitored with a ankle bracelet, which would be impossible if he was in East Lansing. Winter is no longer enrolle at his high school, and he will not sign a letter of intent, it seems Winter has bigger problems in front of him than trying to decide where he will play college football. A person that makes bad decisions like committing these crimes is probably not one you want to bring into your college football program, the state of Florida might have done Michigan State a favor, by keeping Donovan Winter out of Michigan.