It has been a busy few months for Galliano (La.) South Lafourche offensive lineman Bailey Granier. He has picked up BCS offers, competed against the region's best, and visited a few college campuses.
Thursday, The 6-7, 320-pound tackle added to his list of honors and experiences when Florida State becoming the ninth program to extend a scholarship offer.
"That's a good football team they have there. I was a little surprised they offered me," Granier said." I'm always a little surprised when every school offers me though. I got to talk with the offensive line coach and he seemed like a really good guy and he's a really accomplished coach. I liked him. It's definitely a school I'm going to look into more and I'll try to visit them."
The Seminoles join Alabama, Louisiana Tech, Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, Houston, Louisiana-Lafayette, Southern Miss, and Tulane on Granier's offer list.
With spring ball around the corner he is not planning any visits before the summer months, but recently he was able to visit both Alabama and Mississippi State
"It was nice. I had a good time. I really got to see the atmosphere," Granier said of Alabama. "The atmosphere was the biggest thing about Alabama. I never imagined it being as crazy of a football town."
I enjoyed it over there," he said of Mississippi State. "I liked the town and the people. It's a nice little town with a small town feel. You know a big team in a small town. It was another football town it seemed like."
Granier hopes to make a preseason commitment, but at this point the standout offensive lineman is keeping an open mind when it comes to the recruiting process.
"I'm really going to wait a little bit for everything to stand out," Granier said. "The places I go camp are definitely places I'm interested in but I'm still open. I don't know what can happen at this point."
Where does he plan to camp?
"Mississippi State, Alabama, and Vanderbilt and probably FSU will be four camps I go to," Granier said. "I'm looking to go to about three to five."