"I could have stayed at Florida State but I didn't want to play fullback." said running back Thomas Clayton.
"I was given my release and now I'm a soft commitment to Northwestern.
"I'll have three years of eligibility left after I sit out next year.
"Vanderbilt and Nebraska are also in the picture but if my (Northwestern) official visit goes well this weekend, I'll make my commitment solid."
Clayton, a 6-foot, 200-pounder, from Alexandria (Va.) Mt. Vernon was one of the most sought after running back prospects in the nation in 2001.
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