Georgia OL Cole Minshew part of trio of FSU junior day commitments

Orlando Sentinel

Florida State landed three football commitments during Satuday's junior day with two Georgia players — OL Cole Minshew of Douglas Coffee County and LB Brian Bell of Valdosta Lowndes — joining the 2015 class, and hometown DT Cedric Woods of Godby High became the first Seminoles' commitment to the 2016 class.

Minshew is a former teammate of UCF 2015 signee Wyatt Miller, who enrolled at UCF in January. Coffee County is farm country in southern Georgia and there is a number producing some big-time hogs to the FBS level. Minshew said teammate 2016 OL Sage Dyal is another possible future prospect.

"We all try to work hard, bust our tail in the weight room and just do everything we can to try to be great," said Minshew, a 6-foot-4 lineman who said he is up to 320 pounds. He will likely play guard or center once he arrives in Tallahassee.

Minshew did not have a scholarship offer from the Seminoles until after he arrived on campus Saturday. He didn't commit on the spot, but it didn't take long for him to call back and make his pledge.

"They offered me and I told them I was really interested," Minshew said. "Then on the ride home I called my grandfather and my dad to see how they felt about it, and they liked it, so I committed on my way home.

"I was very surprised and thankful [about the offer]."

His main recruiter has been FSU's new defensive coordinator Charles Kelly, while he has also gotten to know offensive line coach Rick Trickett.

"The coaches ... we had an instant bond," Minshew said. "They're all just straight up honest with you. They don't try to get you with a sales pitch. They don't sugar-coat it or anything. They just tell you how it is."

While UCF's Miller grew up on his family's blueberry farm, Minshew's family raises black angus cattle on his grandfather's farm, on which he said they work about 100 head of cattle.

He said he doesn't catch any breaks just because football season comes around.

"Every weekend we have to do something, like fix fence ... we were supposed to worm them today, but it was raining," said Minshew of the process of internal parasite control within a livestock herd. Deworming usually involves individual injection or oral administration of a parasite-controlling medication.

Minshew lives on his grandfather's farm.

"Every day after school I have to feed them hay."

He said FSU coaches like his aggressive nature down in the trenches,

"They say that I'm really aggressive and that I play with an attitude," Minshew said. "I like to finish people."

The commitment of Minshew and Bell, a 6-2, 218-pound outside linebacker, brings the Seminoles 2015 recruiting class to seven members. 

Florida State 2015 commitments (7)

S Derwin James, 6-2, 201, Haines City

CB Tyrek Cole, 5-11, 170, Miramar

S Calvin Brewton, 5-10, 185, Miami Central

OG Kendrick Norton, 6-2, 275, Jacksonville Trinity Christian

De’Andre Johnson, 6-0, 175, Jacksonville First Coast

OL Cole Minshew, 6-4, 320, Douglas (Ga.) Coffee County

LB Brian Bell, 6-2, 218, Valdosta (Ga.) Lowndes  

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