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Florida State football recruiting: Visitors in for National Championship celebration

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Note: comments for this article have been moved here. Florida State will be celebrating its BCS National Title Saturday, and tons of recruits will be on hand. We'll be updating this article throughout the weekend to let you know what's going on with FSU's final visit weekend, including players and targets visiting elsewhere.

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Sunday morning

Treon Harris posted that he's "thinking hard" on his visit to Miami. He also posted this picture that FSU fans are sure to hate.

9:00 p.m. Saturday Update

Travis Rudolph decked out in his Seminoles gear.

6:15 Update

-Travis Rudolph did make it up for the celebration.

It appears that J.C. Jackson showed up to Gainesville in Florida Gators gear. I'd say there is a strong chance he is not going to sign with FSU, but given he is an Immokalee player, who knows. He could end up at Miami.

9:00 Saturday Update

That's Trent Thompson, perhaps the best junior in the country. He's a defensive tackle, which will be a big position of need for FSU in the 2015 class.

DE Rick Leonard and OL Alex Eberle enjoying Tally.

9:10 Update

Ermon Lane tweets that he did not commit. That clears up the inaccurate report from a random facebook group. Good rule: don't get your recruiting info from nameless, faceless FSU facebook groups. Lane did also tweet that he was "turnt" and "chillin," which for our older crowd means he is hanging out and enjoying himself.

7:45 Update

Luke Stampini reports($) that FSU commit Travis Rudolph called Florida's coaches and informed them that he will sign with Florida State.

-Treon Harris posted a picture of himself on instagram inside the giant Miami "U" logo during his official visit to Miami's campus. I cannot believe I am reporting on the happenings of instagram.

3:30 Update

It does not appear that Immokalee's J.C. Jackson will make his visit to FSU. However, Ermon Lane is on campus, hanging out with buddy Dalvin Cook, who is already enrolled.

Arthur Williams posted on twitter that his recruitment was done. The post came at 10:25 a.m. Based on the timing of this, I am going to believe that Arthur Williams is not making his trip to South Carolina. He also posted that he loves talking with his "pops." As I have maintained, the bigger hurdle in recruiting Williams is academics, not South Carolina.


Saluda (S.C.) defensive lineman Dexter Wideman, a four-star commit to FSU who is widely expected to flip to South Carolina, did end up making the trip. That's big because I'm quite sure the Gamecocks did not want him in town for the National Title Celebration.

One of FSU's top remaining targets, stud receiver Ermon Lane, is also on his way.

Center Alec Eberle, of Virginia is driving, while defensive end Rick Leonard, of Maryland, is flying.

The quarterback will be there, as well.

DL Fred Jones, of Miami, DL Adam Torres, of Orlando, and OL Ethan Frith, of Mississippi are also expected in.

Travis Rudolph said last night that he would not be visiting Florida and that he will sign with Florida State. I do not know if he will make it up for the celebration.

Commits/targets visiting elsewhere

-Ohio State is expecting Malik McDowell (DL out of Detroit) in for a visit. He is not committed and FSU is battling MSU, Michigan and the Buckeyes. Ohio State turned down a major tight end target recently to save space for McDowell, and it feels confident it can land him. A lot of teams like their chances for McDowell, including Florida State.

-FSU QB commitment Treon Harris (Miami) is visiting Miami. Harris has previously visited Auburn and Florida in previous weeks. I honestly have no idea what he will do. FSU did offer him first as a QB, but he probably fits other offenses better since he is 5'11 with a lot of mobility.

-Some at Miami believe FSU DL commitment Lorenzo Featherston will visit Miami this weekend. I do not know if that will happen, but will be keeping an eye out. Featherston is very tough to reach at times. He's also a player who we'll be watching to see if he qualifies.

-Louisiana 5-star receiver Malachi Dupre is tripping to see UCLA. This is a battle between LSU, UCLA, FSU and Alabama. Dupre seems to give good feedback to every school he visits, so while there is a lot of optimism in the fan base about him, keep in mind he has created a lot of believers at other schools as well.

-Norcross (Ga.) defensive end Lorenzo Carter is visiting Georgia this weekend. Georgia is the perceived leader, and they have the chance to wrap up the five-star.

-FSU DL commitment Arthur Williams (North Carolina) is checking out South Carolina. I do not expect the Gamecocks to flip him, and consider academics to be the bigger hurdle in trying to get him to Tallahassee.