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Famous Jameis Is Staying In School

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Jameis WinstonFlorida State’s outstanding young quarterback, Jameis Winston, has announced that he will remain at Florida State University in Tallahassee until he graduates and that’s good to hear.

Jameis is one of the most gifted athletes to be seen in years, but, a couple of more years of education will not do him any harm. If, that is, he can stay out of trouble until graduation day.

The first time most of us got to see Jameis Winston with his helmet off was when someone got a camera into the Seminoles locker room and caught him giving a little pre-game warm-up rap to his teammates. The immediate impression was one of unusual maturity and leadership qualities for someone so young. This was even before the Heisman Trophy was even a consideration.

Then came the crab legs and the crawfish. No one could even believe it at first.  What was he thinking? That unfortunate incident took place well after he had won the Heisman Trophy, and he should have been well aware by then of the type of scrutiny he had won himself along with the Heisman.

But somehow he even got by that one. The guy does seem to lead a charmed life and it is difficult not to like him. He comes off as so sincere and confident.

Winston’s father, Antonor, had already stated publicly that the family fully expected Jameis to graduate from college and that his son would be remaining at Florida State for at least the next two years. That had to be outstanding good news to Seminole fans everywhere, not to mention Jimbo Fisher.

Jameis Winston could make the jump to the NFL or to Major League Baseball at anytime he took the notion. He was already drafted by the Texas Rangers right out of high school in Hueytown, Alabama in 2012. Jameis could be a millionaire by now, but apparently he likes college life.

“It’s very important to me,” Winston said of earning a degree. “I was always raised as a student first and an athlete second. I think that’s the main purpose in college. Some athletes lose that perspective. It’s about being a student-athlete, and not just getting that easy money and going to the league.”

Winston, who just finished a great season as a relief pitcher for the Seminoles baseball team, finished off by telling everyone, “I’m just focusing on the season right now, because this year is going to be one to remember.”

After winning the National Championship and the Heisman Trophy last season, what could he have in store for us in 2015?

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