Christian backs out of FSU commitment

Updated: September 28, 2009, 9:46 AM ET
By JC Shurburtt
One of the big stories in recruiting over the weekend was the de-commitment of offensive lineman Ed Christian (Valdosta, Ga./Lowndes) from Florida State. Christian visited Auburn this weekend and decided to back out of his long-standing pledge with the Seminoles.

The four-star tackle talked about what factored into his decision.

"I just thought I made my decision too early before giving any other teams a chance," he said. "Auburn has a good atmosphere and is family oriented. They put family first and all that before football. It just opened my eyes and they have a lot to offer me. Auburn has a chance just like Florida State still has a chance, but I wanted to open it back up."