One of the Eagles' top 2015 recruiting targets has made a decision. Four-star recruit Terance Mann, a shooting guard from The Tilton School in New Hampshire, has verbally committed to Florida State, announcing his commitment via Twitter.
Glad to announce that I have committed to Florida State! Feels great to be a Seminole! #GoNoles !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!— Terance (@TeranceMann) August 21, 2014
Mann verbals to Florida State over claimed offers from Arizona State, Boston College, Indiana, Marquette and Rhode Island; the other five finalists for his services. Rivals ranks the Lowell, Mass. native as the nation's no. 88 overall prospect while ESPN has him as the 78th best player in the most recent 2015 ESPN 100.
For a while, it appeared Boston College and Rhode Island were in very good shape to land the services of the local product. Mann visited both programs over the summer and Mann's mother, Daynia La-Force was recently named the next women's basketball head coach at Rhody. But recently, it started to sound like proximity to home actually wasn't an advantage on the recruiting trail, with Mann preferring to play farther from home.
With both Mann (Florida State) and Donovan Mitchell (Louisville) off the board, Jim Christian and the Eagles will likely turn their attention to their top remaining target in the 2015 class -- four-star power forward Aaron Falzon out of nearby Newton, Mass.