Jameis Winston, as expected (at least by our vast and feverishly devoted Florida State community), committed to the Seminoles Wednesday afternoon in a televised announcement on ESPN. The nation's top 2012 quarterback prospect held offers from more than twenty top Division I-A programs, including both major SEC powers in his home state of Alabama.
To hear our FSU blog tell it, a personal connection with EJ Manuel may have been the deciding factor in Winston's college choice:
Jameis has very few flaws to his game. He's rated the best dual-threat quarterback in the nation. He passed for over 2300 yards and rushed for another 800 in his 13 game junior season. He only threw three interceptions on the year. His arm strength is good, his running ability is tremendous, and his leadership is one of the most impressive things about his game. During the summer, he was paired up and was buddy-buddy with what could be his future mentor EJ Manuel at the Elite 11 QB camp. His accuracy might be his one downfall. Still, he was the best QB at the Elite 11 camp, and Jimbo Fisher is getting a good one.
It's quite a coup for Jimbo Fisher to lure this kid across state lines. Join the victory dance at Tomahawk Nation.