September 21, 2010

Winston talks UA, FSU

After a recent visit to Florida State, Hueytown quarterback Jameis Winston had plenty of good things to say about the Seminoles and their program prompting some to wonder if his feelings had changed about the home-state Alabama Crimson Tide being a clear leader for his services. The 6-foot-4, 191-pound signal caller says that while his visit to Tallahassee was enjoyable, there's still only one program on top for him at the moment.

"It was a great visit. I really enjoyed being down there," said Winston of his visit to Florida State. "One of the things that I think was really interesting to me was their baseball situation. They have great facilities and are really willing to work with football players to allow them to play both. I also get along really well with Coach Fisher and Coach (Dameyune) Craig."

"Alabama is definitely still on top right now. I've been going to Alabama games my whole life so you aren't going to hear my sound surprised very often by anything I see at Alabama. Florida State was new for me. Tallahassee is a nice little town and it was my first time going to a game there so I was pretty excited to see something new."

Winston said that while a number of schools have strong coaching staffs that have made a good impression already, no school can match Alabama when it comes to the resources and facilities available to their student athletes.

"As far as facilities go, Alabama is way better than any other program I've seen, including Florida State. There are going to be things I like about other schools but when it comes to the resources that all these programs have, nobody that I've seen yet comes close to Alabama."

While Winston continues his tour of the Southeast on Saturdays this fall, he is spending his Friday nights building an impressive stat sheet during his junior season, including a recent win over talent-laden McAdory High School.

"Our season is going really well. We just came off a big win against McAdory where I got to play against my good friend Marcus Turner. Marcus and I have been playing little league football with each other since we were little kids and it's really cool to play against each other now. We are hoping we might get to play on the same team somewhere in college but we'll have to wait and see what happens."

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