MADISON, Fla. -- Torrance Washington grew up wanting to play football at Florida State University.

Wednesday morning his childhood fantasy came to life, as the Madison County fullback signed a letter-of-intent to play for the Seminoles.

"It's a dream come true. It's what I've been looking my whole life for, to play at Florida State," said Washington, who committed to the Seminoles during the 2001 season.

"My whole life has been about FSU and going to school there. I love Florida State and I'm just thank the Lord for giving me the chance to do this."

Madison County teammate Mikhal Kornegay also made his college choice official Wednesday, signing with Division 1-AA Tennessee Tech. Josh Johnson and Brandon Robinson of Hamilton County both signed with 1-AA national champion Montana.

Washington rushed 104 times for 697 yards with a team-leading 12 touchdowns in the Cowboys' wing-T attack.

"I want to go over there and get some playing time hopefully if the Lord is willing," said Washington.

"I hope to be the type of running back that they've never seen before."

Washington will see at least one familiar face in Tallahassee. For the first three years of his high school career, he took handoffs from current FSU quarterback Adrian McPherson at Bradenton-Southeast.

"It'll get us get together and hopefully we can show everyone how we do things," Washington said.

Kornegay, a defensive back, chose Tennessee Tech over Chattanooga. The Golden Eagles, a member of the Ohio Valley Conference went 7-3 a year ago and finished ranked in the Top 25.

"They focus on you individually," said Kornegay of TTU. "They've got real small classrooms. I know I'll get a good education."

Kornegay, who also saw time in the Madison County offense, ended his senior year with 55 tackles and six interceptions.

"Hopefully we can make it to the championship and play Georgia Southern," he said. "I want to show people just that I may not be the biggest but the baddest and prove my point," Kornegay said.

Hamilton County's Johnson and Robinson both chose Montana over Valdosta State.

Robinson was a force at multiple positions. He returned four punts for touchdowns, caught 37 passes with 11 touchdowns and snagged eight interceptions, returning two of them for scores.



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