FSU Checks out Homestead Duo

Florida State's been hitting South Florida hard the past few days visiting recruits for the 2011 and beyond. Tuesday the coaches made a stop at Homestead to check out defensive end Ricardo Williams and defensive back Keith Baxter. NoleDigest caught up with both to see how the visit went.

The Florida State coaching staff has been putting in a lot of work the past week as they've been out and about see recruits all across the nation. Tuesday Coach Coley went by Homestead, where standouts Ricardo Williams and Keith Baxter play. Both have a lot of interest in the Seminoles, and both plan on learning more about them throughout the process.

Williams likes what he hears from the Seminoles

Ricardo Williams is one of South Florida's most talented defensive ends for the 2011 class. The 6'5" 210 pound athlete is still growing into his frame. He has the capability to be an outside linebacker in college, but most see his future as a defensive end in college. Speed and explosiveness is what makes Ricardo a hot commodity, and his capability as a pass rusher is what has FSU interested in him.

"Coach Coley came by the school today," explained Williams. "He told my coaches they want me badly. I've been talking with FSU for a while now. They want me to come up to their camp in June. Coach Coley told my coach that he'll be coming back with another coach next week some time to watch practice."

"FSU needs a pass rusher and they need a guy like me," continued Williams. "I like what they have been telling me about the program."

Williams is taking the process in stride and says that he doesn't have a list of top schools right now.

"I'll check out FSU," Williams said, "and I am also looking at Texas Tech, Florida and USC."

Baxter on FSU's radar

Keith Baxter is a recruit that will more than likely see interest pick up in him over the evaluation period. While he isn't known on the recruiting sites yet Baxter has a nice blend of aggressiveness and great speed for a defensive back. Some feel he can play corner on the next level while others feel he is a safety, which is what he plays for Homestead.

Keith is one of the several defensive backs the coaches from FSU are evaluating this spring. Like Williams, Baxter got an invite to summer camp.

"Coach Coley told my coaches they want me to come up to camp in June," said Baxter. He also said another coach will be coming with him next week to check me out. I've never heard anything from FSU until today. They are looking at me as a corner right now. I don't about safety."

Keith told NoleDigest that he has interest in FSU along with a group of others.


Baxter is one of SW Florid'a fastest players
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"Yeah, I'm interested in FSU," said Baxter. "They like me because of my size and my ability to play defensive back. The other schools right now I like are Tennessee, Miami, Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh and Marshall."

At this time Marshall, Syracuse and Western Kentucky have offered Baxter.

Stay tuned to NoleDigest for more with this duo after the coaches from FSU make another visit next week.


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