Former FSU commit eyes the Tigers

Union County High School has been good to Clemson over the years, sending C.J. Spiller, Kevin Alexander and Kasey Nobles to Tigertown. Now there's another prospect in Lake Butler, Fla. that likes the Tigers.

DL Lonnie Gosha Profile

Lonnie Gosha was committed to Florida State's 2011 class very briefly. In fact, he was only committed for just a couple of days before deciding otherwise.

"I just decided to open it up to all the schools. I didn't want to scare anyone away," Gosha said.

So far, he's gotten offers from Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Arkansas and Duke, but not one from Clemson. That doesn't change his interest in the Tigers.

"If I were to have a list of top schools, Clemson would be one," Gosha said.

He's interested in Clemson because of the defensive linemen the Tigers have churned out over the years. Last fall, he was up for the TCU game and the year before he visited for the Homecoming game against Duke.

"The campus is good, the game day is good at Clemson," Gosha said.

His interest in Clemson began because of Spiller, Alexander and Nobles.

"I saw C.J. Saturday night actually. They've all just talked to me about how hard I should work and how focused I should be on football," Gosha said. "They tell me to take my time during the recruiting process so I won't have any regrets in the future."

A final decision won't come until closer to signing day.

"Yeah I'm just going to wait it out," he said.

There are several areas he's looking at with each school.

"Academics and playing time-wise—where I feel the most comfortable," Gosha said.

During his junior season, he had 65 tackles and 13 sacks. Named first team All State for the 2-B classification. As sophomore, he made 57 solo tackles, 14 tackles for a loss, three sacks, two forced fumbles and three recoveries. Top Stories