Posted: 11:59 pm Thursday, July 17th, 2014

FSU commit cancels plans for UGA camp: ‘I felt like their second option’ (UPDATED) 

By Michael Carvell

Coffee OL Cole Minshew (AJC/Michael Carvell)

Coffee OL Cole Minshew (AJC/Michael Carvell)

One of the most highly-anticipated visitors for UGA’s Dawg Night prospect camp won’t be making it after all.

Cole Minshew, a 3-star offensive lineman who is committed to Florida State, has canceled his plans to visit UGA on Friday and is no longer considering the Bulldogs. Some had even predicted he would flip at Dawg Night.

“Florida State came onto me first – I felt like I was their first option, whereas with Georgia it was different,” Minshew told the AJC on Friday. “When Georgia found out that the people they wanted were going to Auburn, they offered me. I felt like I was their second option.”

Minshew, a senior at Coffee High School, became a top target for UGA after the Bulldogs missed on some other in-state offensive linemen, including McEachern’s Chuma Edoga (committed to USC), Mill Creek’s Kaleb Kim (committed to Auburn) and Sprayberry’s Bailey Sharp (committed to Auburn).

The 6-foot-6, 320-pound Minshew committed to Florida State last February, but had been thinking hard about UGA since getting an offer in late April.

“I just sat down and thought about it,” Minshew said. “I just love Florida State. It’s closer to home. I like the everything about the place – the coaches, the facilities, and just everything. I’m solid with Florida State, and I’m not considering Georgia anymore.”

However, several other big-time prospects committed to other schools are still expected to appear at Dawg Night, including Edoga, Tucker defensive tackle Jonathan Ledbetter (Alabama), Shiloh wide receiver Cameron Stewart (UCF), Griffin safety Jordan Colbert (Auburn) and Tucker linebacker Elijah Sullivan (Auburn).