First, the good news: Jameis Winston, the nation's No. 1 quarterback recruit according to Recruiting Nation, has signed his letter of intent with Florida State and faxed it in. Better late than never. Winston didn't sign on Wednesday, national signing day, because he was in Austin, Texas, at a high school all-star game. He returned home Thursday and made it official on Friday.
Now the bad news: West Virginia has officially backed out of its 2012 game with Florida State scheduled for Sept. 8 in Tallahassee. FSU athletic director Randy Spetman issued the following statement:
“We were informed in writing late Friday afternoon of West Virginia University’s intention to cancel its 2012 football game with Florida State University scheduled for September 8 in Tallahassee. We are disappointed for our coaches, players and fans that this game will not take place as originally scheduled. We now face the challenge of completing our 2012 schedule just seven months before the start of the season. We will work quickly and diligently to fill the hole on our schedule and will communicate with our season ticket holders and fans as the process moves forward.”