George Campbell commits to FSU

ByDerek Tyson ESPN logo
Friday, September 5, 2014

Florida State added another dangerous weapon to its already potent offense on Friday, as five-star athlete George Campbell verbally committed to the Seminoles. The 10th-ranked prospect in the ESPN 300 chose the Seminoles over in-state rival Florida and LSU.

The product East Lake High School in Tarpon Springs, Florida, said his relationship with the FSU coaching staff, specifically wide receivers coach Lawrence Dawsey, ultimately led to his decision.

"It's just a good situation," Campbell said. "When I did my research -- just the fact that I'd be able to get on the field early and the coaching staff is wonderful. I have a great relationship with Coach Dawsey. He's a great coach, but he's the type of dude that's not just going to tell you what you want to hear, but he'll tell you what you need to know."

The Seminoles already signed Travis Rudolph and Ermon Lane, two of the top receivers in the country last season, but Campbell thinks the competition will only make him better.

"I'm just going to go in and do whatever I have to do and work as hard as anyone else on the team," he said, "and just try to prove myself as a freshman."

As expected, Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher was happy when Campbell informed him of the decision.

"Coach Fisher was real excited," Campbell laughed. "He's just ready to get me on the field and to get me up there so I can prove myself."

Campbell, who has totaled over 1,500 receiving yards and 13 touchdown receptions in his high school career, originally committed to Michigan in July 2013 but backed off the pledge in December. This time, however, Campbell said he won't change his mind.

"I'll just take one Florida State official visit, and that will be it for me," he said.

With the addition of Campbell, the Seminoles have 21 verbal commitments, including nine ranked in the ESPN 300. Campbell is the lone five-star prospect committed to FSU.

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