Winston Will Not Visit Buckeyes

Even though it was always a longshot, Ohio State continued to pursue Florida State commit Jameis Winston and it was hoped the quarterback would visit the Buckeyes next weekend. Scout.com has learned that the visit will not take place and Winston has eliminated Ohio State.

Ohio State's pursuit of five-star quarterback Jameis Winston has ended, as the Hueytown (AL) superstar will not take a planned visit to Columbus this coming weekend.

Winston, an Under Armour All-America and the number-two ranked quarterback in America, is committed to Florida State but has been checking out other schools, including Stanford. Ohio State will not be one in the mix.

"Jameis will not be taking that official visit to Ohio State," Hueytown head coach Matt Scott reported to Scout.com. "I spoke to (quarterbacks coach) Tom Herman yesterday and told him he wouldn't be coming. I have to say Tom did a great job getting Jameis back interested in Ohio State."

"I just feel, at the end of the day, it was just too late to develop that relationship with Ohio State," Scott added. "I believe were it not for the turmoil at Ohio State this past year, that things might have been different for Jameis and Ohio State. They really did a great job recruiting him. Up next for Jameis is the all-star game in Texas on Signing Day."

The 6-foot-4, 200-pound, Winston spent four days in Ohio last summer with Scott, following an appearance in Columbus at the Elite-11 Quarterback Camp. Former head coach Jim Tressel was let go less than a week later, effectively ending Ohio State's chances of landing Winston, until the hiring of Urban Meyer.


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