Florida State Recruit's Campus Visit Was Highlighted by Meeting 'Red Lightning'

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistApril 1, 2014

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Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher shouldn't have much trouble recruiting players right now, but it looks like he may have a secret weapon at his disposal if all else fails.

Any player who visits Tallahassee has plenty to see. After all, it's home to the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner (Jameis Winston), and the Seminoles won the 2014 BCS National Championship.

Those two accomplishments should be enough to sell any wide receiver recruit. If those aren't good enough selling points, Fisher has the ability to bring out the ball boy to sell Florida State to recruits.

Four-star recruit Auden Tate was recently in town for his campus visit. It sounds like meeting the legendary "Red Lightning" was the highlight of Tate's visit, via 247Sports's Josh Newberg:

I looked over and (FSU ball boy) Red Lightning was hanging jersey’s. I recognized him and asked if I could get a picture. He’s real famous. He was real cool and I told him I saw him on the sidelines all the time on TV.

I told him to keep doing what he’s doing because he’s the best out there. Nobody is on his level right now.

The Seminoles apparently have a surprising recruiting tool.