Winston's last trip

The top recruit in the state of Alabama will visit Tuscaloosa Thursday for his final unofficial visit before announcing his college decision.


Jameis Winston, five-star quarterback from Hueytown, Ala., will visit the University of Alabama Thursday. This is likely Winston's final college visit before announcing his decision on ESPN August 3rd.

The University of Alabama's top two targets at quarterback for the past several months have been Gunner Kiel and Winston who rank No. 1 and No. 2, respectively at their position.

Kiel announced his commitment Wednesday to stay home and play for Indiana alongside his brother. The in-state school won out in this case.

The focus is on Winston. Unlike Kiel, the in-state signal caller has been recruited by the UA staff since his freshman year.

Florida State made up a lot of ground during the spring and considered the frontrunner leading into next week. Quarterback coach Dameyune Craig has built a very strong relationship with the Elite 11 MVP.

Is Winston going to Tuscaloosa out of respect for the home-state school to tell head coach Nick Saban face-to-face he is headed to Florida State? Or is he open to listening one more time?

Winston said Wednesday night, "I don't plan on doing any more interviews."

Alabama and Florida State fans will remain on the edge of their seats and on message boards in full discussions until the announcement.

The coaches and fans in Tallahassee believe Winston is locked up to become a Nole. Alabama is hoping the Tide will turn following his time in Tuscaloosa.

Florida State has been striking it rich in the state of Alabama this year with Chris Casher, Justin Shanks and Alphonse Taylor. Winston can become the icing on the cake.

Another repeat of previous reports, but who ends up winning the signature, Alabama, Florida State, or even LSU? A huge factor the schools have to consider is the MLB Draft next spring. All three schools may strike out in the end.

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