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Auden Tate commits to Florida State, says Terps were runners-up

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Tate committed to Florida State Tuesday as expected, but apparently says Maryland was the runner-up (an interesting comment, considering he previously said Michigan and Florida State would be his officials). Being a finalist isn't necessarily a win for local recruits, but when you can make a serious run at a big-time Florida talent that FSU wants? That should make some serious reverberations in future classes. While the Terps are unlikely to grab any of that big Florida group (Byron Cowart, George Campbell and Ryan Davis are the ones that are left), the fact that they're talking up Maryland can only lead to good things in that area in the future.