Top prospect finds new home on Schumann Drive


Jessica Dawn

Carlton Winston (Blue) lines up against Jordan Cooper in the VB Hurricanes’ 7v7 game against the Cox High School Green Machine on Oct. 5 at the Sportsplex.

Former Landstown star football player Carlton Winston encountered an eventful offseason when he decided to transfer from Landstown to Ocean Lakes. 

Winston played running back, receiver, and defensive back during his three-year span with Landstown high School. With a different season in place due to COVID-19, Carlton played a big role in the 7on7 league during the fall. 

“It was a move that really wasn’t about the better team, more about my family and I moving into our new place,” said Carlton.

Due to COVID, the regular season for football has been pushed back until February 2021. Carlton will not be able to debut until then, but is hopeful to put up big numbers this year. The 5’10”, 170-pound running back looks to make a deep playoff push this year with the Dolphins. He made his commitment to Campbell University back in mid-November but is excited to play his senior year.

“I am most definitely excited about playing with these guys. We were locked in instantly the first day we started practicing,” said Carlton.

Ever since the Dolphins started to practice together, Carlton instantly fit into the system. Winston’s reunion with former teammates and new relationships with other players was a plus.

“The chemistry with these guys is legit. On top of that, I’ve known and played with these guys since I was in middle school, so we already knew how we get down together on and off the field,” said Carlton.