One of the big visitors from the Spring game was offensive lineman Andrus Peat. Peat is actually from Tempe, Arizona. His older brother signed with Nebraska last season. Up until last week, he was not on our radar as a prospect considering Florida State. He was definitely on the radar, as 247Sports rated him the #4 overall player in the country. Listed at 6'6"-6'7" 270-280 pounds, Peat is an incredible prospect with excellent length and athleticism. He is a franchise prospect at left tackle, has excellent bloodlines, and plays with a nasty streak.
Does it ever seem to you that elite prospects from out of state always have relatives in other college cities, like Gainesville or Athens? Not this time. Peat's grandparents (don't ask me how) apparently live in Tallahassee, FL. And in a surprise to most, Peat elected to cancel his visit to wherever he was scheduled to visit, and instead visit beautiful Tallahassee for the Spring game.
And from ESPN:
However, an unofficial visit from offensive lineman Andrus Peat (Tempe, Ariz./Corona Del Sol) turned out to be one of the biggest stories of the day. The 6-foot-6, 275-pounder's visit proved that distance will not be a factor in his recruitment.
"I'm out in Arizona, but that doesn't matter; I just want to find the right situation for me where I can be the best player," Peat said. "I really like Coach [Rick] Trickett because he's so honest."
Although the visit was last-minute, Peat said it was important to get to the campus and most likely will make an official visit this fall. He doesn't have any favorites, but he liked what he saw from the Seminoles.
"I don't have a top list or anything, but I'm definitely high on FSU and what they are building here," Peat said. "Even though they had a lot of injuries on the offensive line, I saw the younger players out there battling. It was a nice visit overall, the campus is great and I like the area."
Josh Newberg of Noles247.com (a well-run site if you're looking for a pay site) passes along that the visit was excellent and that FSU is in strong contention for his services. With talent like this, he's certainly a name to watch.