(SportsNetwork.com) - Jameis Winston's time as Florida State's quarterback will apparently come to end sooner rather than later.
This time, by his own choice.
ESPN cited Winston's father, Antonor, as saying his son has decided to enter the NFL Draft.
Winston's camp had initially indicated that an announcement wouldn't come until after the College Football Playoff national championship game next Monday.
It was a bumpy two-year ride for Winston with the Seminoles. There were plenty of troubles off the field, but on it he was sensational.
Winston won the Heisman Trophy and led the Seminoles to the national championship in 2013 with a 14-0 record as a redshirt freshman. Florida State was 26-1 with Winston as the starting quarterback, with the only loss coming this past New Year's Day in the College Football Playoff semifinals against Oregon at the Rose Bowl.
During his freshman year, Winston set national freshman records with 4,057 passing yards and 40 touchdowns. This past season, he finished with 3,907 yards and 25 touchdowns, playing 13 of the team's 14 games.
Winston sat out the Sept. 20 game against Clemson as a suspension for making a lewd comment about women on campus.
There were other alleged off-field issues for the Alabama native.
Winston was accused of sexual assault back in December 2012 during his redshirt season and battled those allegations throughout the next two years. He was cleared by the state of Florida in December 2013, then went through a university code of conduct hearing on the matter last month and was cleared once again.
There was also an autograph controversy in October when allegations arose that he may have taken money for signing items and memorabilia.
Winston was also a star baseball player for the Seminoles.