CHARLOTTE NC - DECEMBER 04: Head coach Jimbo Fisher of the Florida State Seminoles looks at the scoreboard against the Virginia Tech Hokies during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 4 2010 in Charlotte North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Jameis Winston Announcement: Florida State Lands Top 2012 QB Prospect

The rising high school senior hails from Hueytown, Alabama, and fielded offers from both the Crimson Tide and Auburn, as well as a couple dozen other high-profile programs before deciding on Florida State.

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Jameis Winston Signs With Florida State Over Stanford, Alabama

Jameis Winston made it official Friday, signing with FSU.


Jameis Winston Announcement: Top QB Prospect Commits To Florida State

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.

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