Ramsey (N.J.) Don Bosco Prep cornerback Michael Ray Garvin is back from his first official visit to Florida State. How did things go and what's next?
"I had a great time," said the 5-foot-9, 179-pounder. "I was hosted by Tony Carter and felt comfortable around all the players. I got to meet with coach Bowden for around 20 minutes and it was a great talk. On a scale of 1-10, I'd rate it a nine."
Garvin, who was listing FSU along with Georgia as his two leaders heading into the visit, also liked the area and the track team.
"I want to run track in college and they have a very good track program," he said. "I also like Tallahassee, it's nice. John Lilly is my recruiting coach but I also really like coach Andrews, the defensive backs coach. They think my speed fits in at what they want to do at cornerback."
Garvin runs a 4.3-second 40-yard dash and is also very strong for his size (295-pound bench). Does this trip make FSU his leader?
"No, not yet," he said. "Things are the same because I haven't seen Georgia yet. I go there on Oct. 8 for their game against Tennessee and then I'll know more. I plan on taking at least two more officials after that. I have one set with Oklahoma for Oct. 22 when they play Kansas and I'll also visit Colorado."
Garvin could take a fifth visit as well.
"It would be to either Kansas State, Purdue, Boston College or Rutgers," he said. "But I don't know if I'll need it. Right now FSU and Georgia are on top."
Garvin rushed for 224 yards last weekend against rival Bergen Catholic in a win.