February 7, 2007

In the end, Greenlee picks FSU

In the end, it was Florida State for four-star offensive tackle Antwane Greenlee. Last spring, he made a commitment to Florida State, then in August, the Rivals250 member changed his mind and committed to Georgia. But the Seminoles were persistent, even sending scholarship papers to Hardaway High School just in case Greenlee changed his mind. And wouldn't you know it, he did.

"I've always been a Florida State fan," Greenlee told Warchant.com. "I knew how I felt about the program. I feel the program is on the rise.

I knew two days ago, it's been weighing on heart. It was a gut feeling."

The 6-foot-6, 302 pound big man was quick to credit new FSU offensive line coach Rick Trickett for his second change of heart. That, along with a need for offensive lineman, made Greenlee change his mind back to the 'Noles.

"Me and him formed (Trickett) a pretty close bond," he said. "He played a heavy role, he played a big role in my signing."

The signing is extra sweet for the Garnet and Gold because Greenlee recently cancelled an in-home visit with the 'Noles, a sure sign that he was signing with Georgia on National Signing Day.

But In the end, playing time and a gut instinct is why Greenlee will suit up for Florida State next season.

Greenlee will wear jersey No. 78 at FSU.


Lee Gordon Lee Gordon has been in sports broadcasting since 1997 and has covered Florida State athletics for seven years. He has been a member of the Warchant.com staff since 2004. Gordon also works as a Sports Anchor/Reporter for WTEV/WAWS in Jacksonville, Florida. Prior to that, he was Sports Director at WCTV in Tallahassee for five years. Lee's broadcast experience began at WFLD in Chicago where he worked as a sports producer on the Bears Sunday Live show. From there he was the Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter at KTVQ in Billings, Montana (yes, where the rodeos are). You can watch Lee's coverage of high school football on Friday nights on WTEV/WAWS and his nightly Reports.

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