Telvin Smith picked the Noles! It was close, but in the end he felt like Florida State was "about to take off and felt like home" Smith is an elite prospect and he had already committed to Florida State back on July 31st.
As previously profiled (see above link), Smith is 6'3" 205 lbs and lightning quick. He is a terror off the edge. Smith is a cousin of FSU stud freshman cornerback Greg Reid, also of Valdosta Lowndes.
Smith is a great upfield, vertical attacking linebacker with a difference maker presence on the perimeter. This kid can run as well as most linebackers in this class and make plays sideline-to-sideline. Has a tall, rangy, high-cut frame with a ton of physical development left. Utilizes his lengthy body and wingspan along with his great acceleration to cover a ton of ground quickly on his pursuit to the football. His range on both run and pass support is highly coveted at the next level. Plays inside and out but is more natural and highly productive as a pressure perimeter 'backer. Gets a quick jump off the snap and has striking initial burst and upfield acceleration. Very difficult to outflank to the perimeter with his great closing and recovery speed when he does get caught out of position. Takes sharp direct angles to the ball with little wasted motion.Florida State is well on its way to securing the top defensive class in the country.