Jameis Winston hints at returning to Florida State next season
Florida State sophomore quarterback Jameis Winston made no commitments about his future or the NFL draft after losing in a College Football Playoff semifinal on Thursday, saying that he “isn’t focused on that at all."
Winston was asked after Florida State’s 59-20 loss to Oregon in the Rose Bowl about his future plans. He has two more seasons of eligibility, and many expect him to be a first-round pick if he enters the 2015 NFL draft.
The deadline to declare for the draft is Jan. 15.
“I’m looking forward to next season and playing baseball,” Winston said, according to the Orlando Sentinel. “So I'm just trying to get better every day.”
Winston is a relief pitcher for the Seminoles baseball team and went 1-0 with a 1.08 ERA, seven saves and 31 strikeouts in 24 appearances last season.
Winston, the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner, suffered his first defeat as a collegiate starter against Oregon, completing 29 of 45 passes for 348 yards with one touchdown, one interception and a lost fumble that was turned into a 58-yard touchdown return for Oregon.
He completed 65 percent of his passes for 3,907 yards, 25 touchdowns and 18 interceptions this season.
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