Former University of Miami commit Travis Rudolph has decided to play his football at Florida State.
Corey Clark of the Tallahassee Democrat has news of the West Palm Beach, Fla., native's decision to join the Seminoles:
Travis Rudolph, the No. 7 WR in the nation according to ESPN, just committed to Florida State.— Corey Clark/TDO.com (@Corey_Clark) January 2, 2014
According to 247Sports' composite rankings, Rudolph, who decommitted from Al Golden and the Hurricanes back in March, is ranked 69th overall in the class of 2014, as well as the No. 7 wide receiver and No. 10 prospect out of the state of Florida.
He had other offers from around the nation, including Florida, Alabama, Auburn, Ohio State and a slew of other collegiate powerhouses.
Rudolph, once regarded as a 3-star recruit, skyrocketed most ranking systems after an electric senior season.
Leading Cardinal Newman to an 8-4 record and their first district title since 2004, Rudolph pulled down 63 receptions for 1,237 yards and 15 touchdowns, per the Palm Beach Post's Anthony Chiang.
For his efforts, he was selected to the Under Armour All-American game, invited to The Opening and named the Lou Groza Awards High School Player of the Year, which is given to the top player from Palm Beach County, via Chiang:
Rudolph's speed isn't overwhelming (he runs a 4.52 40, per 247Sports), but he does everything well.
How many catches will Rudolph record as a freshman?
He has strong hands, runs crisp, precise routes and has the ability to rack up yards after the catch. As ESPN's scouting report put it (subscription needed), Rudolph is "a very good candidate as a spread slot who has the speed to break contain on jet sweeps off motion."
The 6'1", 185-pound Rudolph still has room for improvement. But after a record-breaking, scintillating senior season in which he took major strides forward, there's very little question that he can make an immediate impact at the next level.