Last Friday, the Florida State Football team landed the No. 1 ranked dual-threat quarterback in the country and also a top baseball prospect. Winston will not only be a new addition to the football team, but also the Seminole baseball team.
Winston was selected a USA Today All-USA first team All-American, Parade All-American and Under Armor All-American as well as being named the 2011 Gatorade Player of the Year for Alabama.
“Jameis is a true impact guy,” FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher said. “He can be a great player for us. Not only from his physical standpoint, but from the way he approaches the game, the competitiveness which he has and the demand for excellence he puts on himself. He brings a lot of things to the table. We think he’s one of the great ones out there.”
Winston led Hueytown (Ala.) High School to a 13-1 record as a senior and the Class 5A state semifinals. He earned the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s Class 5A Back of the Year honors as a senior after completing 69 percent of his passes for 2,424 yards and 28 touchdowns and rushing for 1,065 yards (7.4 yards per rush) and another 15 touchdowns. The four-year starter totaled 6,871 career passing yards with 67 touchdowns, completing 60 percent of his 790 passes and threw only 25 interceptions and averaged 6.5 yards per rushing attempt for 2,912 yards and 35 touchdowns on the ground which adds up to 9,853 career yards and a part in 103 touchdowns.