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Father expects Jameis Winston to stay at Florida State two more years

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Jameis Winston projects as a possible Top 10 draft pick in the 2015 NFL Draft if he elects to leave Florida State University after his redshirt sophomore season.

However, that may not be the road Winston elects to take next spring.

According to Jeff Sentell of AL.com, Winston’s father, Antonor, says the family plans on Winston getting his degree from Florida State and playing two more football seasons in Tallahassee.

“We want Jameis to succeed with one more year in baseball and two more years in football,” Antonor Winston said. “We’ve never strayed from our plan that he is going to be in college until he gets that degree.”

Antonor Winston projects his son will earn his degree from Florida State in December 2015, which would put him on pace to enter the 2016 NFL Draft if plans don’t change.

Winston led the Seminoles to a 34-31 victory in the national championship game over Auburn last season and took home MVP honors. He was named the winner of the Heisman Trophy, was a consensus All-American and won the Davey O’Brien, Walter Camp and Maxwell awards in his first season at quarterback for Florida State.

He also is highly touted baseball prospect as well. Winston posted a 1-0 record with a 1.08 ERA in 33 innings pitched as a closer for Florida State. Winston could still elect to pursue a baseball career instead of heading to the NFL. He becomes eligible again for the MLB Draft after next baseball season.

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29 Responses to “Father expects Jameis Winston to stay at Florida State two more years”
  1. mzew233 says: Jun 19, 2014 2:56 AM

    Then hopefully he’ll understand the consequences on a personal level when you have 3 years ahead of you of being involved in athletics on a pregious football program that you don’t need to be involved in a questionable encounter or place where running train happens. There are plenty of nice girls you can take out.

  2. kd75 says: Jun 19, 2014 4:25 AM

    I would tell my kid to take the multi-million dollar job while it is there. Tallahasse isn’t going anywhere.

    Besides, what good is a degree in basket weaving?

  3. brandonj21 says: Jun 19, 2014 4:40 AM

    Learn from Leinart and Locker … staying an extra year or 2 will just cost you millions. Enter the draft while the kettle is hot. If you projected top 5 , then GO !!! Going back to school will give teams reasons to nit pick at project you around 10 -15.

  4. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jun 19, 2014 4:44 AM

    Forgot to mention at FSU Winston gets all the crab legs he wants to eat. Why leave early?

  5. jackdaniels1 says: Jun 19, 2014 4:48 AM

    Talented athlete for sure but he seems destined for a life in prison

  6. bmore44 says: Jun 19, 2014 6:03 AM

    If he has another good year. He’s gone ! The kid can’t afford another arrest, for being stupid !

  7. punkyqb says: Jun 19, 2014 6:44 AM

    Loser.

  8. tonyricemajorharris says: Jun 19, 2014 6:46 AM

    Yeah right

  9. mtheparrothead says: Jun 19, 2014 6:51 AM

    His father also thinks fsu should provide his loser, I mean son a 24 hour security guard to keep him out of trouble. So let’s take this geniuses opinion with a grain of salt.

  10. therealtruth210 says: Jun 19, 2014 7:03 AM

    kid doesn’t come off as being that bright. I would love to see what type of classes he takes to get his degreee

  11. armstrongsmissingball says: Jun 19, 2014 7:36 AM

    If he is not in prison

  12. irishgary says: Jun 19, 2014 7:38 AM

    He won’t last two more years, he’s a moron.

  13. jayhawk6 says: Jun 19, 2014 7:42 AM

    Jameis should go to the league before his off field behavior relegates him to the fourth round.

  14. mymanmccoy says: Jun 19, 2014 7:44 AM

    There are so many more Publix stores to rob, he just needs a little more time.

  15. skinsrock says: Jun 19, 2014 7:51 AM

    If he is touted to go #1 overall in the draft after this season… You cannot pass that up.

  16. cardsfann1 says: Jun 19, 2014 7:55 AM

    2 more years of undercover police officers by the crab legs then!

  17. qdog112 says: Jun 19, 2014 7:56 AM

    No disrespect, but his father is nuts, if he thinks as the #1 pick, his son, will stay at FSU. That makes ZERO sense.

    Dad maybe should just chill. Building a rap sheet for a kid who would have been #1 this year, is living dangerously. His draft stock can only worsen.

  18. jtowndolfan says: Jun 19, 2014 8:04 AM

    its gonna take him alot longer than dec 2015. have you ever listened to him speak? boy makes a bag of rocks look intelligent.

  19. bospat says: Jun 19, 2014 8:05 AM

    Free crab legs who wouldn’t

  20. prosourcetalk says: Jun 19, 2014 8:05 AM

    More money in baseball than football

  21. cguy7 says: Jun 19, 2014 8:42 AM

    This guy will be the definition of high maintenance. Questionable character and will hold his M.L.B career over the head of the N.F.L team that drafts him. Honestly wouldn’t waste a draft pick on him. Could see the Cowboys make that leap of faith. It only makes sense… 100% sure that he’ll be coming out after this year after reading his father’s comments.

  22. enochmh2 says: Jun 19, 2014 9:04 AM

    No need to risk injury young man. As long as your money management is good getting 20 mill guaranteed as your first contract trumps what you’ll ever earn with that degree

  23. bornahawker says: Jun 19, 2014 9:10 AM

    And the cow jumped over the moon!

  24. themeccalambeaufield says: Jun 19, 2014 9:25 AM

    Now that means Minnesota will have to reach again next year for their savior.

  25. meximyke says: Jun 19, 2014 9:57 AM

    Top 10, what a joke ! Not even the 1st round!!!
    Any GM drafts him and he will get his walking papers! Besides he will, or should I say should be locked up already!

  26. stoptrippn says: Jun 19, 2014 10:55 AM

    Sir just get your kid to act appropriately. He needs to learn how to present himself way better.

  27. Aaron Rodgers Has Tiny Hands says: Jun 19, 2014 12:16 PM

    My father had a lot of plans for me too, but I had a few ideas of my own.

  28. mackcarrington says: Jun 19, 2014 3:24 PM

    A degree from Florida State will open many doors for him later in life.

  29. Ferdinand says: Jun 19, 2014 6:24 PM

    The only way Winston stays in 2 more years is if he damages his reputation even further and he thinks it might rehab his image.

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