Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will declare for the 2015 NFL Draft "no matter what happens in the second half of the season." Winston also has no plans to drop out of FSU this season.
La Canfora also reports that Winston is not considering dropping out of FSU amid investigations into both a sexual assault case from 2012 and the authenticity of over 2,000 Winston autographs.
According to the report, just a few weeks ago Winston was "torn" about his future and whether he wanted to enter next year's draft or spend another season in Tallahassee. The quarterback reportedly loves playing both football and baseball in college and would only have declared if the Seminoles were "undefeated deep into the season" and if he was having a "superb season."
However, the report said Winston is now "virtually certain" to declare for the draft due to an "adversarial relationship with school officials," which excludes head coach Jimbo Fisher.
Last Sunday, FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reported that Winston is dropping on NFL draft boards, and that some NFL general managers have taken the Heisman Trophy winner off their board altogether.
Winston faces a disciplinary hearing at Florida State over allegations that he sexually assaulted a fellow Florida State student in December 2012. The school is also reportedly looking into Winston autographs authenticated by the same company that has been linked to suspended Georgia running back Todd Gurley.
ESPN.com recently reported that more than 2,000 autographs from Winston have been authenticated on the James Spence Authentication website.
- Molly Geary