Greg Mathews: FSU Best Trip Yet ... But ...

Wide receiver Greg Mathews of Edgewater High School in Orlando, Fla., returned from his official visit to Florida State on Sunday, and said it was the best visit he's taken. Was it enough to sway him from his commitment to Michigan? spoke with Mathews to get the latest.

Michigan recruiting fans have been on the edge of their seats with regards to the status of the commitment of wide receiver Greg Mathews of Edgewater High School in Orlando, Fla. The Parade All-American pledged to the Wolverines in November, yet still wanted to honor his word and take visits to Ohio State and Florida State.

On Sunday he returned from his official visit to Florida State. "It was certainly the best visit I've taken," Mathews told "They really laid it on and made it pretty hard to refuse, but in the end I told them I'm sticking with my commitment to Michigan. I'll sign with them on Feb. 1."

Michigan fans were quite possibly not the only people concerned about the visit to Tallahassee. One U-M staffer was already in Orlando. "I had dinner with coach (Erik) Campbell tonight," Mathews said. "We talked about my commitment, and what to do on Signing Day. He said I should FAX my Letter of Intent before noon, because Coach (Lloyd) Carr has a press conference then announcing all the commitments."

Mathews added that Coach Bobby Bowden of Florida State would be visiting his school this week. "He'll be coming by to watch one of my basketball games," he said.

The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Mathews has stated all along that he took the OSU and FSU visits because, prior to his commitment to Michigan, he told the staffs at each school that he would, and he wanted to honor his word.

Mathews said he was considering running track in the spring, but hasn't decided.

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