There are several places near and dear to Jameis Winston, including Tampa, Tallahassee and his hometown of Bessemer, Alabama. The time between the end of mini-camp and the start of training camp can be dull, but Winston is using that time to give back to each of these places.
This past weekend, Winston spent time working with young players in Tallahassee on the campus of Florida State, where Winston played his college ball. Weeks prior, Winston hosted a camp in Land O'Lakes, right outside of Tampa. Before he returns for training camp, Winston will host yet another youth camp, with the final camp being held outside of Birmingham, Alabama, where Winston grew up.
Winston's camp in Tallahassee included position group drills, skills work and seven-on-seven drills. Several of Winston's former Florida State teammates were in attendance to assist Winston as he took dozens of campers through a day-long workout.
Winston was particularly keen to work with the young quarterbacks.
"Let me tell you something," Winston could be heard saying. "As a quarterback – and I can't stress this enough – we've got to be first in everything we do, OK? Everybody out there, they're got to know one position. What did I tell you about eye contact? We've got to be able to retain information and process everything. We've got to be the leaders. We've got to lead this whole pack."
Winston's annual "Dream Forever Youth Camp" is right around the corner. The second-annual event will be hosted on July 1st at Miles College and is free for 300 youths in the Birmingham area. Shortly after, Winston and the Buccaneers will report to team facilities for training camp.