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Crane lands major ACC offer

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Dane Crane had one chat with the Florida State coaches where an offer was discussed but nothing had happened for a few weeks so the Rancho Santa Margarita (Calif.) Santa Margarita Catholic center was confused about his status.
That changed Wednesday when Crane talked to the Seminoles' coaching staff again and it was made clear he had an offer from them.
"I had a conversation with them one time before which was a month ago and they said they're going to have one of their coaches call my coach to make the offer official," Crane said. "It kind of never happened.
"I know they were busy, they were in spring ball, and I just sat back on it and coach (James) Coley left me a voice mail and I talked to him so I now have an offer from Florida State."
Crane, a 6-foot-3, 313-pound three-star prospect, also has offers from Colorado, San Diego State and Washington. The Seminoles are definitely in the picture and the Santa Margarita Catholic standout said he wants to visit either this summer or during the season.
"For any kid, Florida State is just huge," Crane said.
"It's one of the schools growing up, you talk about top-tier, Florida State is definitely a top-tier program. It was an awesome thing for me when I got the news. I'm definitely thinking about visiting there and I'm excited to get out there. I'm serious about it."
Other things are also picking up for Crane, rated as the fourth-best center in the 2013 class by Rivals.com.
The three-star talked with Cal coach Jeff Tedford for the first time in recent days and Arizona, Arizona State and Tennessee are staying in touch as well.
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