Sanderson is a Seminole

Florida State's recruitment is catching steam. This past week the Seminoles have seen three recruits make the decision to join the 2008 recruiting class. The latest is standout lineman Rhonne Sanderson. NoleDigest caught up with the 2-star lineman to get his thoughts on his commitment and why Florida State is the best fit for him.

Rhonne Sanderson has seen his recruitment pick up over the last month. Schools like Michigan, Michigan State, South Carolina and Louisville have tried to lure him to their school for visits, but it was the home state Seminoles where his was. Sanderson decided to commit to the Noles Tuesday night. He said, "I committed. I've always wanted to go to FSU, and I knew it was the place I wanted to be. I knew when they contacted me I was going to go there. I really think they can get me to the next level. Coach Trickett is a great coach and he can do a lot for me to get to where I want to go."

Offensive line coach Rick Trickett had a major influence on Sanderson and he was a reason Rhonne felt he was ready to commit. "Coach Trickett is great, and I think I fit what he wants. I'll be with him my whole time at FSU. Coming in I had to get along with my position coach. He is tough, but he is going to get you where you want to be. In the end I like that. He was very excited when I committed. He said it was good news to have me on board and part of the program," said Sanderson.

There've been conflicting reports as to the extent of the offer Rhonne committed to. Some people still feel as though it's a greyshirt, while others feel it's a full offer to come in August. Right now, Sanderson thinks it may be a full ride, saying, "I think it's a full scholarship. I'm excited. I got the offer I really wanted so I took it. I was considering the greyshirt because either way it is a full scholarship. I'm excited both ways about it," said Sanderson.

Sanderson is not the first person in his family to play big-time college football. His brother played at South Carolina, and he went on the visit with Rhonne this past weekend. He said that in the end it was his decision, and that his family was going to support his decision. So, what did his brother think? Rhonne said, "My brother liked it, but he wanted to make sure they were going to offer me. That was his concern. He knew I wanted to go there, and he and my family are going to support me. They are happy for me."

Trickett has found another stellar lineman that has flown under the radar. He is notorious for finding these types of players and making them All-Americans. He is looking at Sanderson as a tackle prospect. "I'm coming in as a tackle. I want to make sure I stay consistent with my weight. Once I get into the program there I will be able to add the good weigh they want me to add. I'm excited and can't wait to become a Seminole," stated Sanderson.

Stay tuned to NoleDigest for further updates with Rhonne and the rest of the 2008 recruiting class.

Nole Digest Top Stories