Interest growing in FSU commit Shelton

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -- Junior cornerback Sojourn Shelton of Plantation (Fla.) committed to Florida State after attending a Seminoles camp last summer in Tallahassee. Since then, his relationship with the Seminoles -- and his chief recruiter Eddie Gran -- has only grown.
"Me and Coach Gran definitely keep in contact a lot," Shelton said. "He comes to Plantation a lot. When we talk, we talk about the opportunity I have to play for my dream school."
Despite the fact Shelton said he is firm to the Seminoles, other schools have not stopped recruiting him. In fact, his interest from others appears to only be growing.
"I just got an offer from Wisconsin," Shelton said. "And UCF said they should be offering pretty soon. I'm also hearing from LSU, Alabama, Florida … Florida has come by a lot."
According to Shelton, he plans to check out other schools.
"I just want to make sure this is the best fit for me," he said. "You only get one shot. It gives me a chance to make sure I'm 100 percent sure this is where I want to go. I'm definitely going to take all five of my visits. I'm definitely taking an official to LSU. I know that's a place I would really like to go because I see they produce DBs and that's the position I play. Down the road, I'll have my five listed. Wisconsin will definitely get in there."
He added that the Seminoles "are fine" with him making visits.
Shelton also hopes to hit the road this spring.
"I know I'm going to go to Florida State junior day," Shelton said." I got an invite to LSU junior day, UCF junior day and Florida junior day."
Shelton kept a close eye on FSU's recruiting efforts with the class of 2012, and like many he came away impressed.
"I've got to tip my hat to FSU's staff," he said. "They're bringing in excellent defensive linemen. The staff is amazing."
On Saturday, Shelton wasn't thinking about college. He was trying out for the South Florida Express 7-on-7 team.
"I feel like I did pretty well," he said. "I had three interceptions."
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