AUSTIN, Texas — On the day that should be one of the biggest of his life, Jameis Winston is standing on the sidelines.
In more ways than one, actually
While his peers spent the day basking in the temporary glory of national signing day and celebrating the end of an exhausting process, the No. 1 quarterback in the nation took the day off.
Winston is a member of Team USA in third-annual International Bowl. The game was played Wednesday night in northwest Austin, Texas, but it didn’t feature Winston. He sat out the game and all but one of the practices leading up to it to rest an injured shoulder.
And while more than 50 of his USA teammates lined up at 7 a.m. Wednesday to fax out their letters of intent, Winston declined. The Florida State commit from Hueytown, Ala., wants to wait until Friday — or perhaps even next Wednesday — to make his plans official.
“I’m not ready to go home,” he said with a chuckle. “I’d like to stay here as long as possible.”the original article from ESPN HS , written by Max Olson