Highly touted wide receiver prospect Travis Rudolph of West Palm Beach Cardinal Newman committed to Florida State on Thursday night at the Under Armour All-American Game at Tropicana Field.
Asked why he picked FSU over his other four finalists Alabama, Auburn, Florida and Miami, Rudolph said, "Because that's where my heart was at, really, and I prayed on it and I did my homework on it and that's what I decided to do."
Rudolph had 63 catches for 1,237 yards and 15 touchdowns this past season and he also ran for 202 yards on 37 carries.
He is the 29th commitment in the Seminoles 2014 recruiting class and the third top prospect to pick the 'Noles in as many days following pledges from Miami Central RB Dalvin Cook, who flipped from rival Florida, and DE Lorenzo Featherston of Greensboro (N.C.) Page.
Florida State 2014 commitments (29)
OG Kareem Are, 6-6, 335, Flora Park (N.Y.) Sewanhaka, via Fort Scott (Kan.) CC
DT Demarcus Christmas, 6-3, 285, Manatee
RB Dalvin Cook, 5-11, 192, Miami Central
QB J.J. Cosentino, 6-5, 215, Pittsburgh (Pa.)
LB Kain Daub, 6-3, 240, Jacksonville Sandalwood
OL Alec Eberle, 6-5, 278, Mechanicsville (Va.) Atlee
DE Lorenzo Featherston, 6-7, 220, Greesboro (N.C.) Page
OL Ethan Frith, 6-7, 292 Summit (Miss.) North Pike
LS Stephen Gabbard, 6-3, 220, Tallahassee Godby
QB Treon Harris, 5-11, 180, Miami Booker T. Washington
TE Ryan Izzo, 6-6, 220, Sparta (N.J.) Pope John XXIII
ATH Malique Jackson, 5-11, 170, Jessup (Ga.) Wayne County
DT Fredrick Jones, 6-2, 270, Miami Central
DE Rick Leonard, 6-7, 260, Middletown, Md.
S Trey Marshall, 5-11, 193, Lake City Columbia
OG Corey Martinez, 6-4, 297, Tampa Catholic
DE Blake McClain, 6-3, 254, Jacksonville Sandalwood
WR Markell Pack, 6-3, 190, Purvis (Miss.)
OL Chad Mavety, 6-6, 320, Sparta (N.J.) via Nassua (N.Y.) CC
LB Delvin Purifoy, 6-2, 228, Pensacola Catholic
LB Jacob Pugh, 6-4, 220, Tallahassee Godby
ATH JoJo Robinson, 5-10, 179, Miami Northwestern
WR Travis Rudoph, 6-1, 185, West Palme Beach Cardinal Newman
TE Mavin Saunders, 6-6, 220, Houston (Texas) Kinkaid School
DT Adam Torres, 6-7, 270, Lake Mary
RB Jonathan Vickers, 5-11, 2201, Tallahassee North Florida Christian
DT Dexter Wideman, 6-4, 244, Saluda, S.C.
DT Arthur Williams, 6-4, 280, Fayetteville (N.C.) E.E. Smith
WR C.J. Worton, 6-0, 170, Homestead South Dade
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