Noles Land Another Basketball Recruit

Florida State basketball coach <b>Leonard Hamilton</b> has produced two consecutive banner recruiting classes, including the country's top-ranked class in 2003. Hamilton is working the recruiting trail once again, and it's paying dividends. A four-star prospect from Lauderdale Lakes Boyd Anderson, has made his decision. Click here for the breaking news.

Ryan Reid might not be the flashiest player on the court, but he's certainly one of the best.

"Being 6-8, I think he has pretty much all the tools -- the ability, quickness and he handles the ball well," Lauderdale Lakes Boyd Anderson coach Eugene Richardson said.

Well, apparently the Florida State Seminoles agree.

Reid, the 84th-ranked prospect in the country from Lauderdale Lakes Boyd Anderson, committed to FSU moments ago this morning.

Reid selected the Seminoles over the Miami Hurricanes and Pittsburgh and was one of three prized hoop recruits who visited FSU last weekend.

Reid was thoroughly impressed by Hamilton.

"Coach Ham, he is a great recruiter and like a father to me," Reid said.

"He makes you feel important and he has the ability to make me a better player and prepare you for the next level after college. He also stresses the importance an education is and that's what also made me choose FSU,"

Reid is a 6-foot-8, 220-pound forward who is known for his versatility and hard-nosed approach. He played well with the Tallahassee Wildcats this past summer.

Reid's commitment gives the Seminoles another good start in recruiting under coach Leonard Hamilton.

"Miami coach Haith is a great recruiter but his lack of experience as a head coach had an impact, with Pittsburgh it was about being closer to home so I can play in front of friends and family," Reid said of his decision.

Highly-touted Keith Brumbaugh from Deland also visited the Seminoles last weekend, along with Reid and Korvotney Barber. Another power forward, Uche Echefu from Montrose Christian School in Rockville, Md., visited two weekends ago.

Brumbaugh is friends with FSU freshman guard Jason Rich, who helped Hamilton produce FSU's second straight banner class. He arrived along with fellow top-40 prospect Isaiah Swann and Ralph Mims.

The Seminoles had the country's top-ranked class in 2003.

Alexander Johnson and Von Wafer played well last season as freshmen. Two members of the heralded class - Diego Romero and Antonio Griffin - will make their debuts this year.

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