Florida State Seminoles: Coley recruit reax

Four-star wide receiver Jesus Wilson (Miami/Columbus) was just one of the many Florida State commitments with a great relationship with former assistant James Coley.

Having camped at FSU over the summer and proven his ability to Coley and the staff, Wilson committed back in June. This coaching change, he said, doesn't affect that.

"I was really surprised he left," Wilson said. "We had a great relationship, but I'm not mad at him. He made a good decision for him and his family. He's a Miami guy and I know it feels good to be home."

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Two weekends ago, Tashawn Bower (Somerville, N.J./Immaculata) was on campus visiting Florida State and assistant coach James Coley.

Fast forward to Thursday, and Coley is no longer a member of the Seminoles coaching staff. He's Miami's new offensive coordinator.

The ESPN 150 defensive end was clear and concise when asked whether the Seminoles would be eliminated from his list because of the coaching turnover.

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It has been a crazy 24 hours for Jeremy Kerr (St. Petersburg, Fla./St. Petersburg).

On Wednesday morning, he flipped his commitment from Miami to Florida State. And on Thursday afternoon, his potential position coach, James Coley, chose to take the offensive coordinator job at Miami and leave Florida State.

Although a bit shocking, Kerr wished Coley the best, understanding the bigger picture.

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As far as favorite coaches go, James Coley was at the top of the list for FSU commit C.J. Worton (Homestead, Fla./South Dade). The 2014 wide receiver wasn't expecting him to leave for in-state rival Miami, though.

"Coach Coley was one of the closest coaches to me," Worton said.

Worton expressed some uncertainty about his commitment status. It'll be something that both FSU and Worton will likely visit over the coming weeks.

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