Posted: 8:47 am Thursday, June 19th, 2014
By Andy Johnston
You better get used to Jameis Winston in a Florida State uniform.
That’s according to his father Antonor Winston, who told AL.com that his son will play at least two more years at FSU.
“We want Jameis to succeed with one more year in baseball and two more years in football,” he told the website. “We’ve never strayed from our plan that he is going to be in college until he gets that degree.”
Winston is from Bessemer native and graduated from Hueytown High in Alabama.
Winston, who won the Heisman Trophy and led the Seminoles to the national championship as a redshirt freshman, was pre-med, but changed his major to engineering. His father expects him to graduate in 2015.
In addition to winning the Heisman with 4,057 yards and 40 TDs passing, Winston also was 1-0 with seven saves and a 1.08 ERA as the closer on the FSU baseball team. He struck out 33 in 31 1/3 innings.
He’s projected as a first-round pick of the NFL and MLB. He would be eligible for the NFL Draft after next season.
“We have heard for him to go in the first round of the baseball draft then he will have to give up football,” Antonor told the website.
Of course, Winston has run into trouble at FSU.
No charges stemmed from a sexual assault allegation last year and he received a civil citation for shoplifting when he took about $33 worth of groceries, including crab legs, from a Publix this spring. He was suspended from the baseball team until he completed 20 hours of community service.