Florida State freshman quarterback Jameis Winston burst onto the scene in a huge way in his first career collegiate game on Monday night. The 18-year-old completed an incredible 25-of-27 passes for 356 yards and four touchdowns in a blowout win over Pittsburgh. He did not turn the ball over.
The performance left many assuming Winston must have had his choice of college programs when making his decision last year, but that was not the case. After the big win, Winston admitted he wanted to go to Texas.
“I’m an OU fan but I always wanted to go to Texas,” he said, via ESPN’s Brett McMurphy. “If I’d gotten offer from Texas I’d be going to Texas right now”
So what happened? Bruce Feldman of CBSSports.com said he was told by a Texas source on Tuesday that Longhorns representatives contacted Winston’s high school coach and got the impression that he was not all that interested in going to Texas. Based on what Winston said Monday, that doesn’t make any sense.