Cornelius “Tank” Carradine, one of the top junior college players in the country, signed a national letter-of-intent with Florida State this afternoon, his high school coach confirmed.
Carradine (6-5, 265), a sophomore defensive end from Butler County (Kan.) Community College who led the NJCAA with 16 sacks, chose the Seminoles over Georgia and Ohio State, in that order, Cincinnati-Taft coach Mike Martin said. He will transfer to FSU for the beginning of the winter/spring semester in January.
“He said it seemed like they wanted him more than anybody else,” Martin said shortly after faxing the signed LOI about 1:15 Wednesday afternoon. “They really pursued him hard.”
So did the Bulldogs, who had Carradine in for an official visit late last week. They felt like Carradine could help fill the void that could be left with the possible departure of junior Justin Houston to the NFL.
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Meanwhile, Georgia continues to be in the hunt for John Jenkins, a 6-foot-4, 340-pound defensive tackle/nose guard from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Bulldogs coaches will be meeting with Jenkins and his family in Connecticut this weekend. More on him later.