Top cornerback Reid headed to Florida State

Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

Cornerback Greg Reid, who had backed out of an earlier commitment to Florida, announced Tuesday night that he would sign with Florida State.

Reid, who's from Valdosta, Ga., and is considered the state of Georgia's top prospect, had narrowed his choices to Alabama, Florida State and Georgia. He's rated the No. 2 cornerback prospect in the country by ESPN's Scouts Inc. Reid is the No. 15 prospect overall in the 2009 class.

The Bulldogs, in particular, need cornerback help after losing Asher Allen early to the NFL draft and were hopeful of landing Reid, who visited Georgia officially last weekend.