In somewhat of a surprise move, Oakland (Calif.) Skyline wide out Kenny O’Neal has committed to Florida State. O’Neal is a player who had been leaning to Georgia for the last month and told us just a few weeks ago that his top two were the Dawgs and Oregon Ducks. Where did the Noles comes from?
“I took my visit there and just felt it was the best place for me,” O’Neal said. “They (FSU) actually made up a lot of ground after a home visit by Coach (Jeff) Bowden, their receivers coach. He talked to me about the legacy they have at FSU in terms of the players that have played the position. He also talked about how much they liked my speed and feel I’ll be able to come in and be the guy to stretch the defenses for the team.
“A lot of people don’t know this but I actually grew up an FSU fan. They have a great history and tradition and I’m just excited to be a part of that. The visit was great and I felt more comfortable at FSU than any other school. I talked with Drew Weatherford a lot and really like him. He’s a cool dude and I think we’ll be a nice one-two punch for years to come hopefully.”
As for Georgia?
“Georgia is a great school and I would have been happy there too but FSU was just the best overall fit for me,” O’Neal said. “FSU throws the ball a lot more and like I said, I’m kind of fulfilling a childhood dream by going there.”
O’Neal, 6-0, 185 pounds had a great senior season catching 36 balls for 850 yards and 21 touchdowns to earn All-Area All-State honors. He’s also one of the nation’s top sprinters with a personal best 10.4 in the 100m and will likely double sport in college.