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Ezzard backs off FSU commitment

Marquez Ezzard was very close to committing to Florida State on July 4. He decided he wasn't ready to be a Seminole that day, but two and a half weeks later, on July 21, the Rivals 250 wide receiver committed to Jimbo Fisher.

After thinking hard about his commitment the last few weeks, the four-star out of Stockbridge (Ga.) has decided to re-open his recruitment.

"I have de-committed from Florida State," said Ezzard. "It was a tough decision because Florida State is a great school, but I feel this is the best thing for me."

The feeling he had when he visited Tallahassee earlier this year and the connection he had with the coaches played a big part into his commitment in July.

Those feelings changed over time though.

"Things just didn't feel right for me anymore. I have not really been thinking about this that long, but things just changed for me. I just don't feel Florida State is the best fit for me, so I am going to look at my other options."

The only school that has had the 6-foot-1, 200 pound senior on their campus this season is Alabama. Ezzard has decided to graduate in December and enroll early, so he does not have much time to make his decision.

He feels things will work themselves out.

"I will be fine," said Ezzard. "I know this is the right thing to do.

"A lot of schools have been trying to talk to me for a while now, so I will just see how it goes. Oregon, USC, Florida and a lot of other schools want me to take official visits, so I will start to look at those.

"I have not really thought about the visits much yet."