Jan 6, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Florida State Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston (5) at a press conference after the 2014 BCS National Championship game against the Auburn Tigers at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Florida State Seminoles' quarterback Jameis Winston predicted success in high school

Florida State Seminoles’ quarterback Jameis Winston, who won the 2013 Heisman Trophy and led the Seminoles to a perfect 14-0 record and the BCS National Championship, envisioned this success when he was still in high school.

“Can I lead this team to a national championship?” Winston said in a previously unpublished interview with ESPN.com via Max Olson of ESPN.com. “That’s the most important thing.”

The answer to Winston’s question was a resounding yes.

“Florida State has been down for a couple of years,” Winston said. “I’m going to be able to help rebuild another legacy. At Alabama, hey, I’m from the state of Alabama, that’s the best program. I’m aware of what’s going to happen at Alabama. They got the top recruiting class coming in. They’re going to win no matter what. But who’s going to be the person who steps up like Cam Newton?”

“Really, I just want to bring the swag back to Florida State, like Deion and Charlie Ward back in the day. Just bring that swag back. Start something new. Start a new trend. It’s a new year. It’s time for another program to get back.”

He’s obviously done just that.

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