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Four-star wide receiver Henry Ruggs III chooses Alabama over Florida State

The Seminoles lost out to Alabama on the four-star receiver.

Four-star wide receiver Henry Ruggs III
Bud Elliott

Florida State had the opportunity to add some nice depth to its wide receiver corps on Wednesday with wideout Henry Ruggs III, however the Alabama native decided to stay in-state and will head to the University of Alabama.

Ruggs, a consensus four-star wide receiver who measures in at 6’0, 175 pounds, comes in as the No. 77 overall player per the 247Sports composite rankings. Furthermore, he is the No. 11 receiver and No. 2 player out of Alabama in the 2017 class.

Ruggs took a pair of unofficial visits to FSU during the 2016 season, coming to watch the North Carolina and Clemson games before taking his official visit to Tallahassee on January 13th which he referred to as “eye-opening”. Needless to say, that visit wasn’t enough to allure Ruggs to Tallahassee.

In addition to Florida State and Alabama, Ruggs held offers from Auburn, Georgia, Florida, Louisville, Michigan, Miami, Penn State, and North Carolina.

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Posted by SB Nation College Football on Wednesday, January 4, 2017