Former FSU Commit Switches to the 'Canes

Four star safety C.J. Holton called Miami coaches today to announce that he has switched his commitment from Florida State to Miami. Read on to hear what Holton had to say on why he made the switch.

C.J. Holton called Hurricanes linebacker coach Micheal Barrow and told him the good news.

"I committed to Miami," Holton said.

The Wakulla High School standout, who had previously committed to Florida State, switched to the ‘Canes after it was announced that he was wavering this past week.

"Miami's got smaller classrooms and a smaller school. I looked at the rest of their safeties and how they do in the NFL, and I like their playing style," Holton said.

Holton's decommitment from Florida State comes at a coincidental time. Florida State is currently battling an academic cheating scandal that may leave over twenty players suspended for multiple games. Despite that, Holton said his decision had nothing to do with FSU's current situation.

"I have nothing against Florida State. Florida State is a great school. My brother is going there. I still have a lot of respect for their players and coaches. One game out of the year, you know it's going to be different, but I respect them."

Before committing to the coaches, Holton played in the North-South All-Star game in Lakeland, Florida, where he started at safety for the North team and looked good. Holton said he gained valuable experience during the event.

"Faster players, bigger players, it was kind of like college is going to be. It was a good experience. It was different."

What's next for Holton? He claims to be 100% committed and done with his recruiting. He has cancelled his upcoming visit to Florida State, but will still visit Miami on the weekend of January 26th, two weeks before signing day.


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