Tallahassee, FL, United States (4E Sports) – Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston will play for two more years for Florida State, according to his father.
Antonor Winston said he expects his son to remain at the school through a Dec. 2015 graduation, meaning Jameis will play two more seasons of football and one more of baseball.
“We want Jameis to succeed with one more year in baseball and two more years in football,” Antonor said. “We’ve never strayed from our plan that he is going to be in college until he gets that degree.”
Antonor’s comments come roughly four months after his son and Seminoles football coach Jimbo Fisher both said Winston would play two more football seasons at Florida State.
Winston, who led FSU to the BCS National Championship last season, will be a redshirt sophomore in football eligibility this fall.
Winston’s father also reiterated his son, a closer for the Seminoles who is projected to be picked in the first round of the 2015 MLB draft, will remain committed to baseball.
“We have heard for him to go in the first round of the baseball draft then he will have to give up football,” Antonor said.
Despite his athletic success, Jameis was hounded by off-field troubles recently, including being the subject of a sexual assault investigation and recently shoplifting from a Tallahassee supermarket.
“He’s supposed to have somebody around him 24/7,” Antonor said. “He a Heisman Trophy winner so (he’s) definitely not supposed to be by (himself).”