Jameis Winston led Florida
State to a BCS title as a redshirt freshman, and is projected as a future No. 1 pick in the NFL. (Harry How/Getty Images)
It appears Jameis Winston might stay in college for a little while longer after all.
On Thursday the Heisman Trophy winner confirmed to the Associated Press what Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher alluded to earlier this week: The star quarterback plans on playing two more seasons of college football.
Winston would enter the 2014 season as a third-year sophomore, meaning the quarterback would be eligible to leave college and enter the 2015 NFL draft once the season ended. But on Wednesday, Fisher told reporters that he doesn't believe Winston will leave as early as people expect.
“Everybody says he’s going to stay one year and leave,” Fisher said. “Which I don’t think that’s true. I think it will be two.”
Winston told the AP he has a good relationship with Fisher, "so whatever he says most likely is true." The other part of the equation is Winston's baseball career, as the quarterback is also a talented pitcher for the Seminoles.
"Obviously I'm a big baseball person," Winston said, "so that's an accurate statement because I plan on playing baseball next season anyway."
While most might interpret Winston's comments as pretty cut-and-dry, others weren't as convinced.
Whatever the case, Winston will certainly play the 2014 season, where the Seminoles will be coming off a BCS title with the country's No. 4 signing class in tow. That class includes two five-star receivers in Ermon Lane
and Travis Rudolph. There's no telling what will go into Winston's eventual decision to leave school early, but Florida State's success in 2014 -- as well as the roster's returning starters for 2015 -- will certainly come into play.