NoleDigest has been catching up with several of the latest recruits who've received offers from Florida State recently. Tony Creecy is one of the latest 2010 targets for the Seminoles that have received an offer from FSU. So far the talented running back/wide receiver prospect claims 20 offers from programs all over the nation.
"I'm very happy about how recruiting has been going so far," said the Durham native. "I have 20 offers from schools all over. N.C. State, North Carolina, Oregon, Ole Miss, Florida State, ECU, Stanford, Wake Forest, Clemson and whole bunch of others have given me scholarship offers."
What makes Tony such a targeted recruit is his ability to be a game breaker from both the running back and wide receiver positions. Over his first 3 years at Southern High Tony has primarily been a wide receiver, but last year he started getting some carries from the running back spot. At 6' and 197 pounds many experts feel Creecy will make the transition to a full time running back on the next level.
"Right now I am a receiver and running back," Creecy said, "and I will play whatever the coaches want me to play because I love playing the game. I'm a guy who can line up out side and take a 5 yard pass 90 yards to the house, and I'm also a big play running back who can take it outside or up the middle."
"I'm 6' 197 pounds so some people think I will grow into a running back in college," continued Creecy. "Before I get out of high school I will probably be around 210 or 220 pounds, and in college I will most likely add to that when I get into the weight program there. I can run and I have great hands. That'll make me more of a threat as a running back."
Florida State has offered the dynamic playmaker, and it is an offer Tony says he's eager to learn more about. Right now his coaches are handling some of his recruitment, thus Creecy says he recently learned of the offer. He hopes now to get in contact with some of the FSU coaches.
"I love the tradition at FSU," said Creecy. "They're always good and it seems like they have a great atmosphere there. I haven't gotten a chance to speak to the coaches yet, but I would love to be recruited by them. One of the coaches came up to one of our games last year, but I'm not sure who it was. I want to learn more about FSU and see what they have to offer a player like me."
When asked about the talk of Creecy not looking to leave the state to play his college football he said that isn't entirely true. He said he will take his visits and then choose from the school that best fits his requirements.
"Right now I'm interested in staying in state as I favor N.C.State right now, but I am going to take all of my visits before I make a decision," said Creecy. "The school that I have the best visit to, and the school that has a good engineering program, is where I will go. I hope that the NFL is in my future but I want to have a good education to fall back on if it doesn't."
Tony will be a 4 year starter when his senior year starts. As a freshmen receiver he started and earned All-PAC 6 Conference Honorable Mention. He ended the season with 24 catches for 495 yards and four touchdowns. Creecy followed his impressive freshman campaign with back-to-back First Team All-PAC 6 Conference selections. He caught 46 passes for 619 yards and three touchdowns as a sophomore. And then as a junior, grabbed 48 passes for 863 yards and five touchdowns, plus rushed for 200 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Stay tuned to NoleDigest for further updates with Tony as we track his recruitment during the 2010 process.