McAllister talks FSU, will visit for Va. Tech

Demonte McAllister in one of the top defensive linemen in Florida for 2009. In July he made his commitment to Florida State public after a good time at the Showtime Camp. Since then there's been some talk about him opening things up. NoleDigest spoke to him to get the latest on his recruitment and to see how his senior year is going.

Demonte McAllister is a 4-star defensive lineman on Scout.com. The Tampa-Alonso product is off to a great start to his senior season as he is leading the state in sacks. He's been a dominating force for his team as they're off to a 3-1 start.

"I've been doing well," said McAllister about his senior season. "I'm leading the state right now in sacks with 9 and I have, like, 31 tackles with 11 for loss. We are 3-1 right now so we're doing well as a team."

After his commitment reports came out that he was 70% committed and that he was looking to open things up a little more. McAllister always intended on taking his visits, but some people thought that that meant he was moving away from his commitment. According to McAllister, that isn't true.

"It isn't true about me switching my commitment or anything like that," said McAllister. "I told the coaches when I committed that I still wanted to take my visits. They know that. I just want to check things out. I'm firm in my commitment to Florida State."

McAllister told NoleDigest that he talks to Coach Haggins from FSU frequently and that he has been keeping tabs on how the defense is performing. So far he really likes what he sees from his former team.

"I talk to Coach Haggins pretty frequently," said McAllister, "and he just asks how my season is going and stuff like that. I've been watching the defense a lot. I think they are very good and it excites me that I will be playing in it. That's one reason why I chose them; the defense they play and the opportunity for me to play early are why I really like them."

The Seminoles are firmly in the lead, and it looks like things are not going to change in that regard. Nonetheless Demonte is going to take his 5 official visits. While he doesn't have anything planned yet he does have an unofficial visit lined up he is excited about.

"I am going to visit FSU, USC, Georgia, Miami and LSU," said McAllister about who'll get officials from him. "There are no plans yet and I will probably visit them after the season. LSU, Georgia and Miami are really trying hard to get me to switch. I was supposed to talk to Coach Miles at LSU but I didn't want to, so I didn't answer my phone. He kept calling me but I didn't feel like talking to him at the time. The only visit I have planned right now is an unofficial to FSU on October 25th when they play Virginia Tech. I just want to come up and watch them (FSU)."

McAllister says that he is up to 260 pounds now and that he doesn't plan on playing basketball this season so he can focus on working out and getting ready for his freshman season at FSU. Stay tuned to NoleDigest as we track Demonte's senior season, as well as the rest of the recruits from the 2009 class.




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