Florida State's offensive line class is shaping up nicely. Six-foot-nine, 340-pound Courtney Abbott was the first to commit, and then last week four-star guard Jacky Claude joined him. On Monday another guard gave the Seminoles a verbal pledge.
Jacksonville standout Cornelius Lewis told the Florida Times-Union late Monday that he planned on signing with the Seminoles. If Lewis follows through on his commitment, he will be come the first player from Raines High School to sign with FSU since defensive end Derrick Alexander back in 1991.
The three-star lineman had been felt to be leaning to Florida State for a while but his official visit two weeks ago really sealed the deal for the Tribe.
"It was a good experience, I liked everything about the school," Lewis told Warchant.com after his official visit. "I also met all the coaches and met some of the academic staff, talked to a few of the players to see how it is."
As a junior, Lewis was named first-team all-Gateway Conference, was a member of the All-First Coast team and named third-team all-state. In 2003 he has earned first team all-Gateway Conference honors, second team all-Florida Varsity (Rivals.com), was named to the Florida Times-Union Super 24 team, and was third team all-state for 3A.
He selected FSU over Tennessee, North Carolina and Florida.
Lewis projects as a full qualifier.