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Ricardo Louis stays in-state and commits to FSU

Posted on: January 20, 2012 1:15 pm
Posted by Bryan Fischer

The lead up to Signing Day is usually the most hectic time of the recruiting "season," with kids taking late official visits and coaches doing their best to flip them from one school to theirs with an in-home visit. Case in point is Miami Beach (Fla.) wide receiver Ricardo Louis, who took a late visit to Florida State and wound up changing his commitment from Auburn because of it Friday morning.

"FSU likes to spread the ball around a lot so that is what I liked a lot," Louis told "They also give all their receivers a chance to play or make plays, so that's one of the main reasons I picked them. FSU also never stopped recruiting me even when I was committed to Auburn. So I knew how much they wanted me."

The 6-foot-2, 190-pound receiver was committed to Auburn since late May and also held scholarship offers from schools such as Alabama, Florida and South Carolina. One of the big reasons he flipped from the Tigers to the Seminoles was the relationship he had developed with assistant Dameyune Craig.

"Coach Craig was always the main one that stayed in touch with me even when I committed to Auburn as I said before," Louis said. "I liked how straight forward he was about FSU. After I sat down with my family and discussed my decision, we all thought FSU was the best choice for me, plus I could stay close to home."

Louis becomes Florida State's 16th commitment for the class of 2012 and the second wide out in the group. He is ranked as a top receiver and athlete by Maxpreps and gives the Seminoles a big time threat on offense.

"Has the frame to weight 220, shows good hands and strong running ability at the WR position," analyst Tom Lemming said.

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