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Jameis Winston Plans to Play at Florida State for 2 More Seasons

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Tim KeeneyContributor IFebruary 7, 2014

Perhaps the 2015 quarterback class won't be as strong as we originally thought. 

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, who would be eligible to enter the NFL draft after next year's football campaign, told the Associated Press, via, that he plans on staying in Tallahassee for two more seasons. 

He also added that he and Fisher—who said Wednesday while talking about the Seminoles' recruiting class that the QB will be in Tallahassee two more years—have a good relationship, "so whatever he says most likely is true."

"Obviously I'm a big baseball person, so that's an accurate statement because I plan on playing baseball next season anyway," said Winston, who is expected to be Florida State's closer this season.

In terms of accomplishments on the gridiron, Winston has very little left to prove. 

As a redshirt freshman, all he did was throw for 4,057 yards and 40 touchdowns, win the Heisman Trophy and lead FSU to an undefeated season and a thrilling comeback win over Auburn in the national championship. 

It's still incredibly difficult to accurately forecast his draft stock for 2015, but one scout said Winston would be the No. 1 overall pick in 2014 if he were eligible, per the Orlando Sentinel's Mike Bianchi:

"Rarely, do you see a quarterback at Winston's age who has the combination of size, speed, arm strength and field awareness that he has," the scout said. "He's a bigger, stronger, faster version of  (Louisville's) Teddy Bridgewater."

All things considered, it has always seemed highly improbable that Seminole fans would be lucky enough to enjoy Famous Jameis beyond the 2014 season. 

However, Winston isn't your typical NFL prospect. 

The 20-year-old was recently named a Third-Team All-American by Baseball America, and it's apparent baseball is going to play a significant role in his future. 

When it comes down to it, though, we're still a year away from Winston's decision on the NFL, and there are several factors—both on the gridiron and on the diamondthat could sway him one way or another.

And as's Twitter feed pointed out, it's not as though the dynamic QB is going to say he's leaving:

So, while this is encouraging news for those in Tallahassee, take it with a grain of salt for now. 

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