Eligwe's committed, but still looking

FSU commitment Markuss Eligwe has visited UGA once already this fall and he plans to return. He talks about that, how solid he is to Florida State, and more with Scout here.

"I was at Georgia when they played South Carolina in their second game of the year. I was able to talk with the coaches and just spend time in Athens again," said Markuss Eligwe.

"Georgia has never stopped recruiting me even though I am committed and they told me they do not plan to. Coach [Mark] Richt told me at the South Carolina game that they are not going to give up on me because they think they have a chance."

What does Eligwe have to say about that?

"I am still committed to Florida State, but I am not going to stop looking around. It is mainly Georgia that I am looking at, but I may look at Florida again too.

"I know I will take official visits to Georgia and Florida State and Florida would be the only other school. I am not opening up or anything, but I want to visit the schools I am thinking about to make sure. Right now, I am still 100 percent committed to Florida State."

The Seminoles got a commitment from the 6-foot-2, 215 pound linebacker for many reasons. He likes their academics, he likes their location, and he really likes where they are headed.

"I think Florida State is going to get back to where they were," he said. "They have great coaches, they have had some great recruiting classes, and they are back on the rise. I think they will be great in the coming years."

What attracts the four-star linebacker to UGA is the ability to play early.

"Like anyone, I would love to play as a true freshman and I think I can do that if I go to Georgia. They need linebackers, they have told me that, and they have showed me that.

"I like the coaches and I think UGA is a great school, but the opportunity to go right in and play, that is what stands out to me the most right now."

None of Eligwe's official visits have been scheduled yet, but he plans to work on both Florida State and Georgia this week.

Chad Simmons started out with Scout in 2003 covering top talent in Georgia and the South. He then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager. After less than three years, Simmons was moved to National Recruiting Analyst in July 2011.
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