Nov 17, 2012; Lincoln, NE, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Bo Pelini (left) and Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach Jerry Kill talk prior to the game at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

Nate Andrews decommits from Minnesota, flips to Florida State

Gopher Nation was nervous last weekend as top recruit, Nate Andrews, took an official visit to Florida State.

Turns out, they had real reason to fear as the cornerback from Alabama changed his mind last Friday and decommited from the Gophers.

Andrews, a three-star recruit out of Alabama, took a trip to Tallahassee last Friday to compare schools and to see what else was out there.

Soon after Florida State head coach, Jimbo Fisher, went to Andrew’s home for an in-house visit Friday morning, he committed to the Seminoles.

Jan.1, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher before the 2013 Orange Bowl against the Northern Illinois Huskies at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The decommitment is a big blow to the football program with National Signing Day less than two weeks to go.

Minnesota was eager to originally get the commitment of Andrews because of his versatility and the chance to play instantly as a Golden Gopher.  He originally committed in early December.

There were rumblings after the Alabama/Mississippi All-Star game surronding Andrews future.

The cornerback played extremely well at the position while also showing the same tenacity as a wide receiver.  After the game, he nabbed a Tennessee offer along with looks from the Crimson Tide of Alabama.

Soon after the All-Star game, Florida State also sought out Andrews and gave him an offer.

That was all it took for the recruit to stay south next year.

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