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The latest on Jameis Winston

1/19/2012

With signing day rapidly approaching there are certainly plenty of storylines out there. One of the big questions is regarding Jameis Winston (Hueytown, Ala./Hueytown), the nation’s top ranked quarterback.

Will he stick with his commitment and sign with Florida State or will he stay home and play for Alabama?

“I don’t ask Jameis much about what’s going on but I did the other day,” said Matt Scott, Hueytown’s coach. “I don’t think he’s feeling it 100 percent with either team. He’s says he’s committed to Florida State, but I also know he’s strongly considering Alabama.”

Winston made official visits to both LSU and Alabama during the season. He will visit Florida State (Jan. 20) this weekend after visiting Stanford last weekend.

“That’s going to be it,” Scott said. “I know he liked it out at Stanford, and he is not going to visit Ohio State. I know he wants to, but it’s not going to happen because he’s going to Texas to play in that All-Star game.”

It’s going to get tricky for Winston, Florida State and Alabama.

He will have to report to the USA vs. the World All-Star Game late next week. The game is played on national signing day. Therefore he will not be able to make an official visit anywhere the weekend of the Jan. 27. You would also think that Winston will re-affirm his commitment to the Seminoles before he leaves for the all-star game or let Alabama know he’s coming.

Both teams are tight on numbers, especially the Crimson Tide.

“I think he will let those schools know before he goes out there,” Scott said.

Wednesday, the state gave out their Mr. Football awards for Alabama. T.J. Yeldon (Daphne, Ala./Daphne) was the overall winner, while Winston was the back of the year for the 5A classification.

“We were down there all day, and I know when he got back he met with some of the Alabama coaches and that included their new offensive coordinator [Doug Nussmeier],” Scott said.

It is very likely that Winston will not sign on signing day because he will be in Texas, his coach said. Scott said they don’ t have a date of when Winston will sign his national letter of intent.

“I would imagine it will be the day after he gets back,” Scott said. “But I am not even sure what that day is yet.”