After watching his stunning Heisman campaign in 2013-14, few college football fans imagined that Jameis Winston would stay in school for four years. One who believes that Florida State would get to watch a senior season from Winston? His father, Antonor.
"We want Jameis to succeed with one more year in baseball and two more years in football," he said. "We've never strayed from our plan that he is going to be in college until he gets that degree."
Winston only needs to stay in school for one more football season before he can declare for the draft, as he redshirted in 2012. However, according to his family's plan, he will stay in school until he completes his degree. That would buck the trend of many top college quarterbacks coming out early, like all three first round quarterbacks this year: Blake Bortles, Johnny Manziel, and Teddy Bridgewater, who all declared after their third college seasons.
Florida State fans shouldn't get too excited yet. It's far easier for a prospect or his family to say that he will return to school when the NFL Draft isn't quite staring him in the face. If Winston has another amazing season, it will be hard for Winston to pass up the chance to be a possible first overall pick.