TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State quarterback Jameis
Winston says Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher was on the money when he said
that the Heisman winner might play two more years of college football.
Winston told The Associated Press Thursday, that's indeed his plan.
redshirt freshman said he and Fisher — who said Wednesday while talking
about the Seminoles recruiting class that the QB will be in Tallahassee
two more years — have a good relationship, "so whatever he says most
likely is true."
"Obviously I'm a big baseball person, so that's
an accurate statement because I plan on playing baseball next season
anyway," said Winston, who is expected to be the Florida State's closer
Many NFL draft experts believe Winston would have
been a high first-round pick, possibly No. 1 overall, if he was eligible
for this year's draft in April. NFL Media draft analyst Gil Brandt, who
helped build the Super Bowl-winning Dallas Cowboys as vice president of
player personnel from 1960 to 1989, has said Winston has a bright NFL
Since the 20 year old will be eligible for the 2015 NFL
draft, Fisher said, "Everybody says, well he's going to stay one (more)
year and leave. ... I think it'll be two."
Winston said he's not
thinking that far ahead, but since he plans to play baseball next year
it would be difficult to also prepare for the NFL combine at the same
"Obviously, I'm not even worried about the draft and stuff
like that," Winston said Thursday. "I'm worried about winning
championships here at Florida State."