April 17, 2007

FSU adds rover from up north

There was apparently quite a time to be had at Florida State this past weekend as yet another top prospect has verbally committed to the Seminoles. Philadelphia (Pa.) Roman Catholic safety Nick Moody told the coaches he committed over the weekend and just finished contacting other schools to break the news.

"I just felt such a level of comfort down there and I hit it off with the other players committing," said the 6-foot-2, 210-pounder. "My dad and uncle were down there and we had dinner with Myron Rolle and his parents and it seemed like a great fit. I committed to coach Andrews and coach Bowden before I left."

Moody, who also boasts offers from Michigan State, Penn State, Georgia Tech and others, was noticed by FSU at summer camp last year.

"That's when they really started to show interest," he said. "They wanted to see how I developed my junior year and once they saw the tape they offered. I grew up a big FSU fan for some reason, probably because they were always on TV. I went through a little Miami phase as well there but FSU has been my favorite for the longest time."

Moody will play the Rover position that Rolle plays when he arrives in Tallahassee.

"Myron will be a junior by the time I get down there so it will be great to learn under him for a bit and hopefully take over," he said. "He'll be a great person to learn from."

Is Moody 100-percent committed?

"Yes, as of right now the only official visit I want to take is to Florida State for the Miami game," he said. "If there's a school out there that can beat the comfort level I had at FSU then I'd commit to them but I don't think that school is out there. I've been to a few places -- Maryland, Penn State and Florida and it wasn't close. I loved FSU."

Moody visited with fellow Pennsylvania native A.J. Alexander.

"I just texted A.J. and asked him if he's ready to commit," said Moody. "He's not ready yet but I'm going to work on him."

As a junior, Moody had 65 tackles, four sacks and five pass breakups. He was named to the Ultimate 100 Camp as a sophomore for being named as one of the top 100 performers at the NationalUnderclassmen.com Showcase.

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