Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston says that he has regrets over not attending Stanford over Florida State, he told reporters on a conference call.
“When I got accepted into Stanford, me and my family were excited,” Winston said. “I actually took my visit out there to make my final decision. When I came from Palo Alto, I was blown away. But I decided to go to FSU.”
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“It was me just really not knowing how prestigious Stanford was,” he added. “I look back all the time and see how if I’d gone to Stanford which way my life could’ve turned. But, you know, you make decisions and you go with them and you own them.”
LSU, Ohio State, Alabama, Auburn, Baylor, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Miami, Mississippi State and Nebraska were among the many schools that were interested in Winston as a high school recruit out of Hueytown High School in Alabama.
Winston won a Heisman Trophy and a national championship with the Florida State Seminoles before being selected with the No. 1 pick of the 2015 NFL draft. He was accused of sexual assault from an incident in Dec. 2012 before the lawsuit was settled in 2016.
Winston will face the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday at Levi's Stadium.