July 18, 2006

Signing Day decision for Devine

One of the nation's top running backs likely will come down to a Signing Day decision, according to his high school coach.

North Fort Myers (Fla.) head coach James Iandoli told Rivals.com that star running back Noel Devine won't be making an early decision about where to play college football.

"(Waiting until Signing Day) is definitely going to happen," Iandoli said. "And a lot of the major schools are waiting, too. He's going to take all of his visits and he's going to see both the in-state and out-of-state schools. He's more into seeing what's out there.

"He understands that he needs to find a school that meets his needs academically with the tutoring and things of that nature."

Rumors have persisted in recent days that Devine has been leaning toward Florida State, based on an alleged interview with a Fort Myers radio station.

"No truth," Iandoli said.

Iandoli did say, however, that the Seminoles were one of the teams involved with Devine.

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