Markuss Eligwe, a linebacker from Stone Mountain High School in Stone Mountain, Georgia has committed to the Florida State Seminoles. Eligwe, whose real name is Ukeme, stands 6'3" and weighs 215 pounds. He has limited football experience, but brings plenty of athleticism to the field. Eligwe will play in the U.S. Army All-American Game after his senior season.
There is a fierce battle brewing between Eligwe and Dillon Lee for the honor of top linebacker in Georgia. FSU is also feverishly pursuing Lee. Eligwe is very quick in pursuit and has a long frame. He profiles as a 6'3" or 6'4" 235-245 pound outside backer by his third year in Tallahassee. Eligwe felt comfortable with Florida State's staff and really liked FSU's forensic criminology program. He is a smart kid and can quickly learn the game. Eligwe is a solid four-star player.
In a year in which FSU's need for linebackers is significant and the state of Florida's supply of linebackers is relatively poor, this is a big get for the Seminoles. Eligwe held offers from Florida, Georgia, Auburn, and Virginia Tech.
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Florida State signed the top class in the country in 2011 and is well on its way to signing an excellent 2012 class. Eligwe is the ninth commitment of the 2012 class. He joins Mario Edwards, Jr. (6'5" 280 DE & #1 player in Texas), Dalvon Stuckey (6'3" 295lb DT), Delmarick "Mario" Pender (elite RB), P.J. Williams (excellent DB), and Dante Fowler, Jr. (excellent defensive end), Chris Casher(excellent defensive end), Roberto Aguayo (kicker), and Alphonse Taylor (6'6" 330 pound OL). Florida State already has good talent. With the 2011 and 2012 classes, however, it is about to have great talent.
OL (only if a JUCO)
DE Dante Fowler, Jr.
DE Chris Casher
DE Mario Edwards, Jr.
DT Dalvon Stuckey
LB Markuss Eligwe
DB P. J. Williams
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