Xavier Rhodes is a 4-star prospect on Scout.com and is considered to be one of the best receiver prospects in south Florida for 2009. Long considered a Florida State lean, Rhodes' recruitment got off to a fast start with offers from Florida State, Miami, Auburn and West Virginia. He told NoleDigest as of now he isn't sure where he's at right now.
"Recruiting has been the same ‘ol for me," said Rhodes. Nothing has really changed and I have to same offers I think. I haven't really spoken to my coach about recruiting lately because I've been focusing on working out with my teammates. I may have more (offers), but I just don't know. Workouts have been going well, and when as the season approaches I'll probably get back into the recruiting thing."
Over the past month there's been talk that Xavier is a silent commitment to the Seminoles, but he says that is not the case. FSU is still his leader, but he plans on taking it slow and is considering some other national programs at this time.
"I'm not a silent commitment to anyone. With Florida State things are the same and they're my leader still because I like the coaches there a lot. I think they're looking at me as a defensive back. I don't mind where I play there as long as I get a chance to get on the field. They came to see me at my spring game so that was cool. I'm trying to keep things open and I'm just taking it easy right now. West Virginia, Miami, LSU, Alabama, Auburn, Louisville and South Florida are the other schools I am looking at right now."
Xavier has been working hard this off-season in preparation for his senior year on the gridiron. He says that he isn't planning on making any visits this summer, but thinks he has something lined up at FSU later this month.
"I have nothing planned for visits as far as I know. My coach mentioned something to me about a camp in July at FSU that I'm going to. Other than that nothing is certain and I don't plan on checking out any other schools. Basically when my coach and I talk it's about other things, so plans are up in the air right now."
With Rhodes putting his recruitment on the back-burner at this time there is nothing new going on with him. Florida State is still in the driver's seat for his signature come Signing Day, but things could get tougher as the year progresses. It's going to be tough for other programs to top the relationship Rhodes has built with the coaches at Florida State, but recruiting can be funny. Rhodes plans on making some officials in the fall, but isn't sure if he'll take all 5. The only thing he is certain of is that FSU is still his leader, which bodes well for the Noles. Stay tuned to NoleDigest for further updates with Xavier, as well as the rest of the 2009 recruiting class.