While watching Florida State and redshirt freshman QB Jameis Winston carve up Pittsburgh last night, there was yet another shot at the recent meme regarding Texas and recruiting Quarterbacks (see Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Johnny Manziel).
Winston torched the Panthers with a 25 of 27 passing performance for 356 yards and 4 touchdowns. He added another score on the ground, while the tale of his recruitment spread during the broadcast just rubbed it in for Longhorn fans.
Jameis Winston: "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"— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) September 3, 2013
The follow up today has conflicting stories. CBS Sports Bruce Feldman says a Texas source claims the Longhorns did in fact contact Winston's HS coach, but didn't believe the football/baseball star was truly interested in the Longhorns. Feldman reports that the high school coach flatly denies that.
Winston's HS coach, Matt Scott told Feldman that he called the Longhorns "four or five times," and never received a call back.
"I can tell you this: They didn't call me, and I was on the front line," Scott said. "His dad made it clear he wanted Jameis and I to handle it. I can promise you, they didn't call me and I called them multiple times. And it's hard for me to believe that one of the nation's top programs is gonna concede, 'Well, we're not going to get this guy.'"
Scott said Jameis Winston was serious about Texas because of the quality of the football and baseball programs. Scott added that Winston is a very good student who went about the recruiting process in a very organized manner. After they sent out 20 DVD's of his sophomore season, Ohio State and Miami immediately offered scholarships.
"Bottom line, that (Texas) was the only school that he wanted to check out and they weren't interested in him."