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WR Isaiah Jones is No. 17 for FSU

7/6/2012

ESPN 300 wide receiver Isaiah Jones (Milton, Fla./Milton) committed to Florida State on Friday, choosing the Seminoles over Auburn and Louisville.

The 6-foot-4, 205-pound senior is the 17th verbal commitment in Florida State's recruiting class of 2013 and 10th member of the ESPN 300.

For several weeks it appeared that Auburn had won over the talented receiver from the Panhandle of Florida but Jones' love of the Seminoles program was too much for the Tigers coaching staff to overcome.

"Florida State has always been my first love, my dream program, the place I've always dreamed of going to school," Jones said. "I really liked Auburn a lot and you could say they were my leader for a while but I had to go with my love over all the things I liked about Auburn."

Jones, a four-star prospect, says he'll probably take an unofficial visit to Florida State this month and could participate in the July session of Jimbo Fisher's camp.

He wasn't planning on making a decision this early but felt like he had seen all he needed to see.

"It was probably the right time to do this; I always have a great feeling when I go to FSU," Jones said. "The campus, the coaches, the players, the people. It always feels right to me."

Jones made his commitment to head coach Jimbo Fisher, who he said was very excited to hear from him. He is also looking forward to spending more time with wide receivers coach Lawrence Dawsey when he returns to Tallahassee.

"Coach Dawsey is a tremendous coach and he has experience at FSU and in the league so he knows what it takes," Jones said. "I want to come there at compete at the highest level for him and help FSU win another national championship."

Jones is projected to be an outside receiver for the Seminoles. He says he's a solid commitment and will try to attend several home games during the season.