Super Visit for Surratt

<b>Joe Surratt, </b> a 6-foot-1,245-pound bruising fullback from Pace (Fla.) visited Florida State this weekend. The Territory.org just caught up with him to find out how his official trip to Tallahassee went. Click here to read Surratt's thoughts, including his views on Florida, and his plans for the remainder of the month.

"It went great," Joe Surratt said.

"I would rate my visit as a nine. I probably would say the highlight of my trip was watching the highlights on the recruits on the jumbotron (scoreboard in Doak Campbell Stadium). Willie Williams was the most impressive. I can't wait until I can lay a hat on him."

Surratt was hosted by his former Pace teammate D.J. Norris and he got to hang out with some other players also.

"I got to hang out with Ernie Sims and Leon Washington also," he said.

"All those guys were cool. I think there were a couple players that might have committed but I don't know for sure."

Did his trip to Tallahassee give the Seminoles the advantage?

"I'm kind of leaning towards the Seminoles," Surratt said.

"I'm going to take the rest of my visits and probably decide on signing day."

Surratt will also visit South Florida (1/16), Clemson (1/23) and Auburn (1/30). He has already visited Southern Miss.

As a kid, Surratt grew up a fan of the Gators but he told The Territory that he's jumping the fence.

"I grew up a fan of Florida," he said.

"Over the summer I went down to their camp and I didn't like it very much. I also didn't care for the coaches. Plus they weren't recruiting me either. It looks like I'll be on the other side of the fence now."

As a senior, he rushed for 1,000 yards and 14 touchdowns.

Surratt should have no problems qualifying with 3.1 grade point average a score of 20 on the ACT test.


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