High School Sports

Fortson switches to Florida State

For the second straight year, Florida State coach Bobby Bowden has made a late push to pick up a Bi-City player on national signing day.

Carver wide receiver Jarmon Fortson, who verbally committed to Auburn in September, had a change of heart and signed a national letter of intent to play for the Seminoles today.

Hardaway offensive lineman Antwane Greenlee switched to Florida State last year on national signing day after committing to Georgia.

Fortson’s commitment to the Tigers began to waver over the last month, which led him to take an official visit to Tallahassee, Fla., last weekend. He also attended the Florida State and North Carolina basketball on Sunday.

The 6-foot-3, 230-pound receiver’s stock has really improved during his senior season. At the beginning of the year, he was considered the 38th-best prospect in the state by Rivals.com. In Rivals’ final rankings he was No. 6. The four-star prospect also is the 75th-best prospect in the nation, according to the recruiting service.

Fortson helped lead Carver to a 15-0 season and the school’s first state championship this fall. He finished his senior season with 55 catches for 914 yards. He had seven touchdown receptions.

He wasn't the only Carver player to sign on national signing day. The Tigers had 15 players sign. DeRon Furr, who is already enrolled at Auburn, signed with the Tigers. Deandre Smith is headed to The Citadel, while offensive lineman Tori Mobley is going to Jacksonville State. Sanford Banks signed with Grambling State.

Andrew Sellers signed with Albany State, and Latavius Watts is going to Morehouse. Javoris York is headed to Erie Community College. Carlos Ross and DeQuan Menzie signed with Copiah-Lincoln Community College. Mike Hollis, Alex Williams, Jervelous Drisdom, Dexter Washington and Quentin Kimbrough all signed Concordia College.