In the wake of Florida State redshirt freshman quarterback Jameis Winston's sterling debut Monday night, there has been plenty of second-guessing from the schools that missed out on him in the recruiting process.
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Winston grew up in Hueytown, Ala., 45 minutes away from the Alabama campus and two hours from Auburn. The Tigers stopped recruiting Winston after securing a commitment from Zeke Pike, now a tight end at Louisville. The Crimson Tide were finalists for Winston's signature, but suffered a rare defeat when he chose the Seminoles.
Winston was ready to join head coach Mack Brown's team, but there was no reciprocation, as Winston's high school coach Matt Scott told CBS Sports.
"I'm an OU fan, but I always wanted to go to Texas. If I'd gotten offer from Texas, I'd be going to Texas right now," Winston said, per ESPN.