Noles in Top Two For NJ Standout

Deion Sanders, who is considered the finest defensive back in Florida State history, has meant such much more off the field than his play on the gridiron in Tallahassee.. Recruiting prospects from across the country want to be like the former Seminole All-American and play for the Garnet & Gold. No. 8 rated cornerback in the country from Ramsey (NJ) Don Bosco Prep School is one of those prospects with those aspirations.


"Florida State has some of the best defensive backs in the country with guys like Deion Sanders," Michael Ray Garvin, who has Florida State, Georgia, Colorado, Oklahoma and Rutgers as his final five schools on his list,  said.  "They have such good tradition.  Georgia is in the SEC and they are ranked pretty high.  I think they are ranked second in the USA Today poll.   Florida State and Georgia are my top two."

With Garvin living in the Northeast one would think it would be hard for him to catch the Seminole and the Dawg games but thanks to modern technology that's not a problem.  


"We have a satellite dish at home," he said.  "I'm able to see all the games. I'm going to watch the Florida State/Miami game so I can see how (Craphonso) Thorpe and (Bryant) McFadden do.  I think Florida State will win the game."


This upcoming weekend the four-star prospect will take his first official to Rutgers when they square of against Michigan State.  He's hasn't set up any other visits yet but the 5-foot-8 and 178 pound standout has ideal when he'll visit Tallahassee.

"I want to visit Florida State when they play Florida," he said.  That game is always great."

Garvin told that he'll likely will make his decision sometime in December.


The New Jersey standout isn't the only family member that is super-talented.


"My father was a two time college All-American in Colorado as a defensive back," he said.  "He taught me  a lot about the game.  He has taught me how to properly back-peddle and break on the ball.  He has taught me so many thing."


What does Garvin think  his strengths are on the field?

"I'm very good at tackling," he said.  " If I make a mistake, I also have the recovery speed."


Garvin isn't kidding about his speed.  He has a handheld time of 10.3 seconds in the 100-meter.


He's an excellent student in the classroom who shouldn't have any problems qualifying academically.






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