Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Seer Says Signs Are with FSU

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Seer Says Signs Are with FSU

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Byline: Chase Goodbread, The Times-Union

Each year on national signing day, the Times-Union's Chase Goodbread predicts where several top wavering recruits of interest to Florida and FSU fans will sign.

Fred Rouse, wide receiver, Tallahassee Lincoln

Unlike many prospects who grow weary of so much media attention, Rouse seems to embrace it -- so much that he has told reporters he might not sign anywhere today and wait until next week. The finalists: Texas, Florida State, Alabama. The Seminoles get the best from Lincoln with only rare exceptions.

Chase's Crystal Ball: FSU.

Antone Smith, running back, Pahokee

Smith has been coy about a favorite, and recruiting services have had as much trouble drawing a read on his choice as tacklers had tackling him during a stellar three-year, two-state-title career at Pahokee. He visited Miami, FSU, Florida and Auburn. With Frank Gore leaving early for the NFL, the guess here for the 5-foot-7 dynamo is Coral Gables.

Chase's Crystal Ball: Miami.

Callahan Bright, defensive tackle, Bryn Mawr (Pa.) Harriton High

For Florida State fans who follow recruiting, this last-day decision is as critical as any. Bright, a 310-pound defensive tackle, has narrowed his options to FSU and Texas A&M. Also offered by Florida, Oklahoma and other top programs, Bright will make a nationally televised announcement tonight on ESPNNews.

Chase's Crystal Ball: FSU.

Jon Demps, linebacker, Pensacola Washington

One of the most heavily recruited Pensacola prospects in years, Demps recently narrowed his options to Florida and FSU after eliminating LSU, Miami and Auburn. At 6-4 and 225 pounds, he has the size to provide quick help.

Chase's Crystal Ball: Florida.

Matt Hardrick, offensive lineman, Orlando Edgewater

This massive 330-pound tackle prospect had all the requisite offers of one of Florida's top prospects: Florida, FSU, Miami, plus out-of-state monsters such as Oklahoma. …

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