Four-star linebacker E.J. Levenberry chose Florida State over Michigan and Oklahoma on Tuesday afternoon.
Levenberry on his visit to FSU this April.
The 6-foot-3, 230-pound inside linebacker out of Woodbridge (Va.) C.D. Hylton becomes the Seminoles ninth commitment for the 2013 class. The Top247 prospect becomes Florida State's third such commitment in the recruiting cycle.
Levenberry's primary recruiter from the Tallahassee-based institution was Odell Haggins.
B1G school Michigan became the Seminoles main competition in the race for his commitment down the stretch.
"Levenberry is one of the top prospects in Virginia and one of the top inside linebacker prospects in the country," said 247Sports national analyst JC Shurburtt.
"I think he's been a lean to Florida State for almost two years now, so it doesn't floor me that he picked the Seminoles today. Any time you sign a prospect that is among the top 15 prospects nationally at his position from out-of-state, that's a recruiting win. It isn't a terribly deep year at inside linebacker in the state of Florida, so heading to Virginia to sign a quality prospect like Levenberry was huge."
Levenberry visited Tallahassee on April 2, 2012, staying for several days. He then traveled to Ann Arbor, Michigan on the 14th for the Wolverines' spring game.
He was visited by the Seminoles coaching staff on Monday prior to his announcement.
During his recruitment process, Levenberry accumulated offers from Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Tennessee, USC, Virginia and Virginia Tech.
Levenberry saw the Seminoles play on October 22, 2011 when he took an unofficial visit to FSU for the Maryland game.
247Sports rates him as the No. 12 inside linebacker prospect in the country in their latest rankings.