Exclusive Commitment #15

Florida State 's Seminole Showtime Camp was a great success as many kids had a great time working with the former players and coaches. Demonte McAllister committed after the camp, and now another prospect has committed to FSU. NoleDigest has the exclusive interview with FSU's 15th commitment for the 2009 recruiting class.

Florida State 's recruitment is beginning to pick up steam again. After an excellent start to the process, the commitments kind of tailed off going into the team's spring practice. Over the past week FSU had offensive lineman John Prior and defensive tackle Demonte McAllister commit. Today 3-star guard Henry Orelus decided to decommitt and become a Seminole. He told NoleDigest that being coached by Coach Trickett was the biggest influence in him changing his mind.

"The biggest influence on my decision to commit to Florida State was Coach Trickett," said Orelus. "I really love him and I wanted to play for him after the Showtime camp. I've heard he was the best in the country. I committed to Coach Coley because he was my primary recruiter. I like him also and he's been in constant contact with me."

The commitment may come as a surprise to some but FSU has been working on Orelus for some time, Coach Trickett and the coaching staff have been working hard to replenish the talent at FSU on the offensive line and Orelus adds to the talent infusion coming in over the past 2 years. He says that switch to FSU is solid and that it's where he wants to be,

"I'm very committed to Florida State ," said Orelus. "It's solid. FSU is closer to home and it's an overall better fit for me. I like how it's not close to home but it's not too far like LSU is. My parents can come up and see me play a lot easier at FSU. The people at FSU were so nice to me. My parents didn't care changed me mind because it's my decision so they support me either way. I called the coaches from LSU to tell them but I haven't heard back. They can't call me back so I am going to be a man about it and keep calling until I can tell them instead of them reading about it or hearing about it somewhere else."

Orelus is one of the top linemen in the state for 2009 and has been a standout for Glades Central High for a few years now. FSU likes his combination of size and footwork and how he used his hands. Right now he projects as a guard on the next level.

"The things the coaches love about me are that I have great feet and I use my hands well," said Orelus. "I hear that a lot from the coaches I've talked to. I'm 6'3 ¼" and 293 pounds. They didn't tell me where they want me to play, but right now I am assuming its going to be at guard."

The 15th commitment to FSU is a big one as it helps sure up a position of need. FSU's class is heating up again, so look for the Noles to head into the season with a lot of momentum. While Henry didn't grow up a fan of FSU, he says he's happy now.

"I didn't grow up an FSU fan, but it feels good to be a Seminole now!"

Stay tuned to NoleDigest as we track Orelus' senior season, ass well as the rest of the commitments to the 2009 recruiting class.

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