Two-sport star considering Tigers

Clemson has four offers out to 2012 quarterbacks. One of them also doubles as a baseball player and would like to play both sports at the next level.

QB Jameis Winston Profile

CUTigers recently spoke to Hueytown (Ala.) junior Jameis Winston about the offer from Clemson.

"I was talking to coach Cheese, we were talking and he was like, you know you're offered, right? So I just took it and ran with it," Winston said.

Winston and Cheese—defensive backs coach Charlie Harbison have a solid relationship.

"Him and my uncle are pretty good friends. We talk every now and then," Winston said.

When asked about his level of interest in Clemson, he said, "I have a medium-level interest because they're in the ACC and because of the baseball and football programs."

On the baseball diamond, Winston pitches, plays shortstop and centerfield. He has not spoken to Clemson baseball coach Jack Leggett. But Winston has spoken with head football coach Dabo Swinney.

"Coach Swinney was talking about how the quarterback right now is beastin' in baseball, too," Winston said.

If the majors came calling and draft him next June, Winston wouldn't think twice about it.

"I'm going to college," he said.

Right now he's dead-set on playing both football and baseball at the next level.

Along with Clemson, Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Miami, Mississippi, Mississippi State and Ohio State have offered.

His favorites include: Alabama, Florida State, Miami and Ohio State. That would likely be his order.

So far this season he's been to Alabama for the Penn State game and Florida State for the BYU game. He could be in Auburn this weekend for the South Carolina game. Top Stories