Oct 26, 2013; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston (5) warms up before the start of the game against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Miami baseball coach calls Jameis Winston a first-round talent in two sports


Florida State Seminoles QB Jameis Winston has captivated the attention of the entire country this season with not only the way he’s lived up to his expectations, but exceeded them in many ways. The redshirt freshman finds himself at the top of many people’s Heisman’s lists as we go down the stretch here, and has his team in a position to play for the national championship, should Oregon or Alabama slip up along the way here.

His accomplishments on the football field this year have been so eye-opening, it almost makes some forget that he excels at another sport in Tallahassee, baseball.

Actually, one of the reasons Winston chose Florida State over some of the other schools that recruited him was their allowance of him playing both sports.

And, the thing is, he’s really good at baseball too.

With the the showdown on the gridiron between Florida State and Miami on the horizon this Saturday, Miami baseball coach Jim Morris, who say Winston’s talents on the diamond first-hand this past season, believes that the two-sport athletes is a first-round talent as everyone has called him since he debuted in September, except he believes that Winston is a first-rounder in BOTH sports:

“I think he’s a first-rounder in both sports,” Morris told UM baseball reporters on Tuesday, four days before Winston’s third-ranked Seminoles take on No. 7 Miami. “It’s really, really hard in baseball to be able to pitch and to hit, and he might be their best pitcher and their best hitter. And by the way, he’s playing football, too, which is amazing.

If Morris is correct, then Deion Sanders and Bo Jackson could have some company in the history books in a few years.

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