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Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Saturday decision for ESPN 300 WR

By William Wilkerson

SAN ANTONIO -- ESPN 300 wide receiver Tony Stevens (Orlando Fla./Evans) knows where he wants to go to school, but he’ll wait until Saturday’s U.S. Army All-American Bowl to announce it.

Florida State, Texas A&M and Ohio State are the three schools Stevens will choose from.

“I know where I want to go,” said Stevens, the No. 29 receiver and No. 207 player overall. “Basically [it came down to] how I felt when I went to the school and how they treated me.”

Stevens spent several months committed to Florida State before he rescinded his pledge this fall. He has taken several unofficial visits to visit the Seminoles’ campus but hasn’t taken an official visit nor does he have one scheduled.

But they are still in the running for many of the same reasons that had him commit months ago.

“They have a good defense and have a pro-style offense that likes to spread the ball around,” he said.

Stevens has taken an official visit to Texas A&M, which seems to be the leader amongst those closest to his recruitment. He likes the Aggies’ spread offense, which he feels like he’d be able to adapt to fairly easily because he ran a similar offense in high school.

Texas A&M wouldn’t be on this list had it not moved to the SEC.

“I never had interest in Texas A&M [before the move],” he said.

Of course, it doesn’t hurt to have a young Heisman winning quarterback on the roster, either.

“He’s a good football player,” Stevens said of Johhny Manziel. “He knows how to create time with his feet. He is a Heisman quarterback.”

Stevens has not visited Ohio State, though, Buckeyes coaches stopped by his high school not too long ago.