<
>
Insider

FSU, Stanford after four-star Ryan Switzer

9/16/2012

North Carolina's loss might soon be another school's gain.

While four-star athlete Ryan Switzer is still committed to North Carolina, West Virginia's top prospect acknowledged today that other schools are recruiting him, perhaps even more aggressively since news surfaced about off-field issues in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels are dealing with allegations of academic abuse and extra benefits provided to athletes.

"FSU and Stanford want me down and I'd love to see a game atmosphere," the standout from Charleston (W.Va.) George Washington told ESPN via text message.

The Seminoles are well worth watching. Before committing to North Carolina in March, Switzer spoke glowingly about them.

"FSU is just really pushing for me right now," he stated.

Stanford is the latest school to offer Switzer. When asked of the Cardinal, Switzer said, "It's a great education and opportunity. Very far away."

Switzer recently seemed close to opening up his recruitment but decided against it. He said he'll remain committed to the Tar Heels unless there are strong NCAA sanctions.

"Nothing has changed right now," he said.