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2013 OUTLOOK:Nation's top high school quarterback prospect in the class of 2012 who redshirted last fall but served as a relief pitcher and outfielder on the 2013 FSU baseball team. Enters fall in a three-way battle for the starting spot vacated by EJ Manuel. Spent his first season at FSU as one of the scout team quarterbacks doing a really nice job in helping one of the nation's top defenses prepare for opposing quarterbacks. Dual-threat quarterback who played in the shotgun spread where he excelled as a passer in the pocket and on the move in high school. Can make all the throws and does a good job of keeping his eyes downfield when plays break down. Enjoyed a good spring practice, which was highlighted by his performance in the annual Garnet & Gold game when he completed 12-of-15 passes for 205 yards and two touchdowns.
2012: Redshirt season.
PERSONAL:Nation's top quarterback prospect in the class of 2012, who was also considered a top baseball prospect in the 2012 Major League Baseball Amatuer draft...USA Today 2011 All-USA first team All-American...2012 Parade All-American...SI.com second team All-American, ESPNHS first team All-American and Under Armour All-American...selected the 2011 Alabama Gatorade State Player of the Year...rated a five-star quarterback by Scout and a four-star QB by Rivals, ESPN and 247Sports...named to the 2012 USA Football National Team (U19) for the 2012 International Bowl on Feb.1...dual-threat quarterback who played in the shotgun spread where he excelled as a passer in the pocket and on the move...also a dangerous runner...can make all the throws and does a good job of keeping his eyes downfield when plays break down...named the Alabama Sports Writers Association's Class 5A Back of the Year as a senior after completing 69 percent of his passes for 2,424 yards and 28 touchdowns and rushing for 1,065 yards (7.4 yards per rush) and another 15 touchdowns...guided Hueytown to a 13-1 mark and the Class 5A state semifinals...named the 2011 Birmingham News Metro Player of the Year...the four-year starter totaled 6,871 career passing yards with 67 touchdowns, completing 60 percent of his 790 passes and threw only 25 interceptions... averaged 6.5 yards per rushing attempt for 2,912 yards and 35 touchdowns on the ground which adds up to 9,853 career yards and a part in 103 touchdowns...No. 1 on the Mobile Register's Super Southeast 120 and Elite 18 list of the top Alabama prospects...named a co-MVP of the Elite 11 national quarterback challenge last summer in Malibu...turned in an MVP performance in the Under Armour All-American game completing 8-of-9 passes for 178 yards and two touchdowns...named to the ASWA Super 12 and Class 5A all-state teams as a junior and senior...No. 14 on the ESPNU 150 and No. 1 QB nationally, No. 5 player regionally and No. 1 player in Alabama by ESPN...named to the 2012 247Sports All-American team as the No. 1 dual-threat QB, No. 3 player in the state and No. 26 in the Top247 List...on the baseball diamond, shines as a switch-hitting centerfielder and right-handed pitcher who possesses a fastball in the 90's and was clocked at a 6.59 in the 60...rated by Perfect Game as the nation's No. 22 prep baseball player for the Class of 2012 and was named a Louisville Slugger Preseason All-American...named Birmingham News Metro West Player of the Year as a sophomore in baseball...hit .424 with seven homers and 36 RBIs during the Golden Gophers' Class 6A state semifinal run and finished 8-3 with two saves, a 1.92 earned run average, 92 strikeouts and six complete games as a sophomore...2011 ASWA all-state and Birmingham News All-Metro selection in baseball as a junior hit .370 and was 7-2 on the mound while playing shortstop, outfield and pitching...selected in the 15th round with the 486th overall pick by the Texas Rangers in the 2012 MLB firt-year player draft...selected Florida State over Stanford, Alabama, LSU and Ohio State.
* Baseball America Preseason All-American Third Team (2014).
* Drafted in the 15th round of the 2012 MLB Draft by the Texas Rangers.
2013: Appeared in 41 games, making 32 starts...started two games in left field and 20 in right field...also started as the DH in 10 other games...also made 17 relief appearances during his freshman year finishing with a 1-2 record and a 3.00 ERA with 21 strikeouts in 27 innings pitched...against Stetson (5/7), went 3-for-5 with four RBI, two runs scored, a double and a walk in a 13-5 Seminole win...posted season-highs in hits and RBI against the Hatters...tallied another RBI and a run scored the next day against Stetson, while also pitching a season-high 3.0 innings and striking out a season-high four batters...also worked 3.0 innings in relief with four strikeouts in his first collegiate appearance on the mound for the Seminoles on February 17 against Rhode Island...tied a season-high with 3.0 scoreless and hitless innings in relief at Miami (4/6)...saved his only two games in back-to-back appearances in game two of a doubleheader against USF (2/24) and vs. Villanova (3/3)...notched his only win of the season on the mound vs. Stetson (3/19) when he allowed no base runners over two innings in the 5-3 win...at the plate, finished the season hitting .235 with nine RBI...also had a .377 on base percentage and a .345 slugging percentage...tied a season-high with three hits at NC State (5/11)...went 2-for-5 with two doubles at Jacksonville on April 23 while pitching an inning and helping preserve the 9-0 shutout for the Seminoles...scored a season-high three runs vs. Wake Forest on April 27.
FOOTBALL - 2012: Redshirted his first season of football at Florida State under head coach Jimbo Fisher.
HIGH SCHOOL: A two-way player as an outfielder and right handed pitcher at Hueytown High School...rated by Perfect Game as the nation's No. 22 prep baseball player for the class of 2012...2011 Perfect Game USA Preseason HS Underclassmen First Team All-American...2010 Perfect Game USA Preseason HS Underclassmen Honorable Mention All-American...hit .370 and was 7-2 on the mound as a junior in 2011...hit .424 with seven homers and 36 RBIs during the Golden Gophers Class 6A state semifinal run and finished 8-3 with two saves, a 1.92 earned run average, 92 strikeouts and six complete games...2012 MaxPreps and Louisville Slugger Preseason All-American...ranked as the top baseball player in Alabama by MaxPreps...a two-time all-state player in Alabama...one of the top baseball prospects in the country...one of three Alabama players ranked on Baseball America's early 2012 top-50 draft list (No. 47)...played for the East squad in the 2011 Perfect Game All-American Classic.
PERSONAL: Son of Antonor and Loretta Winston...member of the 3.0 GPA Club at FSU (Spring 2013)...exploratory major...born on January 6, 1994.
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