Yes, he really was an option, but I don't think anybody around the FSU program ever expected him not to go to Florida State.
There is a lot of fault that is on Xavier's shoulders. He didn't dedicate himself on the practice field, and in the film room. Lee seemed to be a little bit more in love with the night life than the football field.
Still though, from a pure physical tools standpoint there haven't been many prospects like him. His arm strength was right up there with Ryan Mallett's.
Fred Rouse needed to get out of Tallahassee. I'm not sure if his problems would have been the same in Austin, 6th street dwarfs anything Tallahassee has to offer, but he was a guy that really could have used a change of scenery.
Not sure where Whitney Lewis comes in. He was a FSU silent, and would have committed to the Seminoles if his mother didn't force him to stay close to home due to a learning disorder.
Dajleon Farr thought he'd join the long list of great Miami tight ends, but he made no impact.