Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is college football’s biggest star, and he will continue to be its biggest star for two more seasons. At least that is what his father said in a story published by Al.com.
“We want Jameis to succeed with one more year in baseball and two more years in football,” Antonor Winston said. “We’ve never strayed from our plan that he is going to be in college until he gets that degree.”
Winston would be eligible to leave after the 2014 season if he wanted too, since he red-shirted his first year in college he would be three years removed from high school, meeting the NFL’s requirement.
While on the surface it sounds great, Winston sticking to a plan and getting his degree, are you really going to be able to resist the tempt the millions awaiting him in the NFL. There are plenty of athletes that have returned to college to get degrees to fulfill promises as well.
But Winston is committed to his education. According to his father, Jameis changed his major from pre-med to an Engineering degree in the biomedical or mechanical field. Those aren’t the typical degree plans you see athletes enrolled in, let alone those who star in two sports.
Winston is also a first-round prospect for the 2015 MLB draft if he wanted to go that route. Either way, the kid has options.