The recruitment of standout offensive lineman Antwane Greenlee has been a roller coaster of sorts for FSU fans.
The 6-foot-5 1/2 and 300-pound big man is an important recruit for the Seminoles as his athleticism and size could help in turning around the overall disappointing play of FSU's offensive line over the past few seasons.
But after commiting to the Tribe last summer, the Columbus, Ga. native then de-committed and gave his verbal pledge to the home-state Georgia Bulldogs soon thereafter.
His recruitment by Florida State coaches never ceased, however, and he took an official visit to Tallahassee in early January.
Still, FSU wasn't able to change his mind. And, as of Monday of this week, he is still a Bulldog.
"I am still 100 percent committed to Georgia," Greenlee told Renegade Report after school. "But..."
And that's where he stops short. You see, there's a reason for that extra addition onto his reaffirmation of his recruiting status.
His name is Rick Trickett.
FSU's new offensive line coach is the reason that despite the 100-percent pledge to the Bulldogs, there is still a glimmer of hope for the Seminoles.
"He is a great coach. He's one of the best," said Greenlee, who is the No. 16-ranked offensive tackle in the country. "I knew about him when he was at West Virgina and he always had a good offensive line there. He get's his guys to play the best they can and he can get them to the NFL.
"When he went to Florida State that got me thinking a little bit."
If signing day were today, Greenlee says he would sign on the dotted line with the Bulldogs.
But with just over a week remaining until it's time to fax in a letter of intent to his school of choosing, FSU very well could be on the receiving end of that document on Feb. 7.
"It could be that on signing day I just say, 'What the hell?'" Greenlee said.
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