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Florida State loses four-star DT to South Carolina

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Not everything went defending national champ Florida State’s way on signing day as its long-committed defensive tackle recruit Dexter Wideman flipped to South Carolina on Wednesday.

Wideman, who hails from Saluda, S.C., made his decision at a press conference at his high school in the afternoon. He is rated the No. 15 defensive tackles prospect in the nation and the 237th overall player by Rivals.com.

“I decided I want to stay close to home,” he said. “I have a good relationship with all the coaches.”

The 6-foot-3, 276-pounder was offered scholarships by Alabama, Clemson, Florida, LSU, Michigan, and Ole Miss as well as the Seminoles and Gamecocks.

South Carolina is certainly on a run with its defensive line of late. Wideman joins six other line recruits in this recruiting class, ranked 16th nationally by Rivals.

Photo: Rivals.com.

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7 Responses to “Florida State loses four-star DT to South Carolina”
  1. sammadison says: Feb 5, 2014 6:25 PM

    It’s all good.

  2. imaduffer says: Feb 5, 2014 7:01 PM

    This guy looks like the person standing behind the counter in the movie “Men In Black”. I swear I can see his head growing back.

  3. 93warchant says: Feb 5, 2014 7:18 PM

    Excellent flip you can’t get every player you want.

  4. tjmac95 says: Feb 5, 2014 8:33 PM

    The guy is listed at 6-3, but 2 of those inches are all neck……

  5. longtallsam says: Feb 5, 2014 8:39 PM

    tjmac95 says: Feb 5, 2014 8:33 PM

    The guy is listed at 6-3, but 2 of those inches are all neck……

    Two??…more like eight.

  6. keltictim says: Feb 6, 2014 5:08 AM

    Great, great pick up.

  7. david29414 says: Feb 6, 2014 9:30 AM

    He said he wanted to beat Clemson all four years instead of just 3 out of 4.

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