There was an Asiantii Woulard sighting Saturday.
But it wasn’t exactly where most people would have figured he would be seen. The Winter Park quarterback made a surprise appearance at the Florida State Garnet and Gold spring game, and although his appearance was brief, he learned enough.
“They’re definitely one of my top schools,” said Woulard via cell phone as he pulled into his Orlando-area driveway following the drive home Saturday evening. Woulard, who like most of those in attendance, didn’t stay for the entire spring game, arrived back in Orlando just after 9 p.m.
“It went well. I liked it up there a lot. I liked everything … The campus is really nice. The facilities were great. They have some really impressive stuff as far as technology, like the way they monitor players on the field and they also have this 3D highlight film. I’ve never seen anything like it.”
The 6-foot-4, 205-pound Woulard decommitted from USF a little more than a week ago and has opened up his options.
“I still feel good about it. Still feel the same,” Woulard said. “I was doing it for the right reasons; to make sure I was doing what was best for me.”
He did say his relationship with the Bulls coaching staff is a little more cold than previously.
“To me it’s different,” he said. “We haven’t been talking as much as we used to for whatever reason.”
Woulard said he spoke to head coach Jimbo Fisher shortly before the game.
“He was busy but I spoke with him briefly,” he said. “He asked how I was doing in school and how’s everything going.”
Another Central Florida quarterback in attendance Saturday was DeLand’s athletic Marquion Lane, the brother of former Daytona Beach Mainland and current Tennessee running back Marlin Lane.
“That put them on top of my list,” said Lane, who is also interested in USF, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and LSU.
There could be an FSU commitment in Lane’s near future.
“I just gotta talk to my parents and make sure they’re OK with it,” Lane said.
Some of the top recruits at the Doak on Saturday were a gaggle of Tampa Bay-area prospects who even mugged it up for a Facebook photo in some borrowed FSU uniforms. Armwood safety Leon McQuay III (6-2, 177); Tampa Bay Tech WR Richard Benjamin (6-0, 182) and Hillsborough teammates LB Nigel Harris (6-1, 194) and DE Jordan Sherit (6-4, 245) were in attendance.
The state’s highest ranked, uncommitted running back was also in the Doak. FSU is highly interested in Ryan Green (5-10, 195) of St. Petersburg Catholic and the Seminoles are expected to take two running backs in the 2013 signing class.
Green (5-9, 190) is ranked No. 21 in the Sentinel’s Florida Top 100 and boasts offers from FSU, UF, Miami, USF, UCF and 25 other schools. He is the fourth-ranked running back in the state by the Sentinel and the No. 9 running back in the country by Rivals.com.
An interesting out-of-state prospect in attendance was Chicago quarterback Shelby Spence (6-2, 190), a 2014 prospect at De La Salle Institute. Spence is quite an athlete with 4.5-second 40-yard dash speed and can play either role as a dual-threat QB.
“It was a pretty good time … good game,” said Spence, who stayed in Orlando for the past week and drove back to Tallahassee on Friday and then back to Orlando on Saturday night. "It's my first time visiting Florida State. They have really nice facilities, top-notch facilities. The coaches were nice to be around and it was really great hospitality at Florida state."Another state running back the Seminoles wouldn’t mind having is Alex Collins of South Plantation High. Collins, considered the best running back in Broward County, committed to Miami in January, but he has still been busy on the spring practice circuit. He does have an FSU offer.
Others in attendance were: ATH Juwaan Williams (6-1, 180), Tucker (Ga.; DE Shane Shroeder (6-4, 220), Lake Brantley; RB Lorenzo Reeves (5-10, 201), Orlando Edgewater, 2014 LB Kain Daub (6-3, 227) St. Augustine Nease; 2014 CB Deion Hallmon (5-10, 175), Weston Cypress Bay; 2014 CB Nicholas Ruffin (6-0, 172), Atlanta (Ga.) St. Pius X .