ST. PETERSBURG. Fla. - West Palm Beach (Fla.) four-star wide receiver Travis Rudolph surprised most analysts on Thursday by selecting Florida State live on ESPN at the Under Armour All-America Game.
By picking FSU, Rudolph also shocked his father.
"When he said Alabama was his leader during the week, that's who I thought he was going to pick," said Darrell Rudolph, Travis' father. "I just learned it would be Florida State when he put that hat on."
Rudolph's family said they have no issue with the decision, it just caught them off guard.
"Oh, I'm happy for him. FSU is a great school and they did a great job recruiting him. All the schools recruiting him did a good job and I know he would have been happy at any of them," Rudolph's father told Noles247.com.
Travis Rudolph is the third recruit to commit to Florida State from this year's Under Armour game. On Tuesday, five-star running back Dalvin Cook flipped his commitment from Florida to Florida State live on ESPNU. On Wednesday four-star defensive end Lorenzo Featherston committed to FSU in a taped interview on ESPN.com.