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Stanford has at least caught Winston’s attention.

As for Florida State, Fisher signed a second consecutive class rated in the top 10 by the analysts _ which should only make Seminoles fans even more eager for their team’s long-awaited return to national championship contention.

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STAYING HOME

Dorial Green-Beckham, born in St. Louis and adopted by a family from Springfield, Mo., made the hometown fans happy by signing with the Tigers.

At 6-foot-6 and 220 pounds, the receiver already looks like an NFL prototype, comparable to stars such as Calvin Johnson and Andre Johnson.

He whittled his choices down to Alabama, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri in January, and on Wednesday morning at Hillcrest High School he picked the Tigers.

“I felt like they’ve (Missouri) been there since Day One,” Green-Beckham said.

Missouri first offered him a scholarship at the age of 15.

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RU SERIOUS? YES, RUTGERS

When Greg Schiano left for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week, the fear was that Rutgers would loss much of what was being touted as its best recruiting class ever.

In the end, new coach Kyle Flood and the rest of the staff kept it together.

Rutgers lost only one player that had previously committed and came away with a class that included most of the top players in New Jersey, a typically solid state for producing football players, though often those players don’t go to Rutgers.

The cream of the class was Darius Hamilton, a defensive end from Ramsey, N.J., and the son of former NFL player Keith Hamilton.

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