Alex Rose On Again For Tigers

An update is featured on Alex Rose, who is now planning to play for the Tigers.

Jacksonville, Fla.--First Coast High wide receiver Alex Rose, who committed to the Tigers in September, switched his college choice to FSU after an official visit to see the Seminoles this past weekend.

On Monday, the 6-2, 177 receiver had a change of plans and called Auburn coaches to see if there would still be a spot for him at Auburn, his mother, Dishone Rose, said on Monday evening.

Mrs. Rose said on Sunday that her son was told that his scholarship offer to Auburn would be put in jeopardy if he took the official visit to Florida State over the weekend.

She said again on Monday evening that her son was still planning to be a Seminole. "Nothing has changed, he is going to Florida State," she said.

However, later on Monday evening she talked with the wide receiver and agreed to let him attend Auburn. "It is all worked out now and he plans to go to Auburn," she said.

"It was a big surprise to me," she added. "When he got back from his trip Alex told me he wanted to go to Florida State," Dishone Rose said. "That was fine with me because I didn't think he had a offer to Auburn after he took the trip to FSU."

When he took his official visit to Auburn two weeks ago, Rose said he was firmly committed to the Tigers, however, he had a change of plans and decided to visit FSU, his childhood favorite.

With Rose back on board, the Tigers are up to four wide receiver verbal commitments. The group includes Tim Hawthorne of Homewood, who picked the Tigers on Monday, along with Wadley's Terrell Zachery and Peach County, Ga., High wide receiver Chris Slaughter.

(More to come.)


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