Florida State and its fans will be forced to wait a bit longer to find out if Jameis Winston, as expected, follows through on his verbal commitment.
Winston, the top-rated dual-threat quarterback in the country, said during an ESPNU interview late Wednesday morning that he will not be signing his Letter of Intent today. Instead, he will head back to his home in Alabama later tonight — he’s playing in an all-star game in Texas today — and discuss his future with his family Thursday.
An official decision could be coming as early as Friday, Winston said, or perhaps as late as next Wednesday.
Despite pushing his decision beyond signing day, Winston still appears to be a fairly solid bet to land with the Seminoles. Winston said during the interview “I’m a ‘Nole man, I’m a ‘Nole” and spoke of recruiting others to join him in Tallahassee. Stanford, though, remains in the picture and, until Winston puts a signature to an FSU LOI, there are no guarantees as to where he will officially land.
Rivals.com has Winston rated as the No. 1 dual-threat QB in the country, and the No. 10 player at any position. While he’s 247Sports.com‘s top dual-threat QB, he’s “only” that recruiting site’s No. 26 player overall.
Additionally, he’s an outstanding baseball prospect, projected to be a top-five pick, if not the overall No. 1 selection, in the June MLB amateur draft.