FSU got a good one today:
Inside linebacker Kain Daub, the 23rd ranked player on the FanSided 150, has verbally pledged to play for Jimbo Fisher and the Florida State Seminoles. Daub is in Tallahassee this weekend for his third FSU visit of 2013 and 2nd in the last two weeks. In fact, his only non-FSU visit of 2013 was when he attended the Miami Hurricane’s Junior Day.
The 6’3″ 240 pound Jacksonville native had quite the junior year, earning him offers to both the Under Armour and Army All American games. Along with those offers, he held scholarship offers from Alabama, Ohio State, Florida, Miami, UCLA and a slew of other top notch programs.
Kain had originally committed to play for Les Miles over the summer of 2013 but withdrew that commitment in early November, interestingly, after being offered by USC. Despite that, it never looked like Daub would be leaving the south.
Daub is rated as a five star player and the top linebacker in the country by Scout. He’s also a five star recruit according to 247Sports and a four star by Rivals. Those rankings make him a top 3 linebacker on the FanSided 150 and the top recruit in the Seminole’s 2014 recruiting class. He joins fellow FS150 recruit Demarcus Christmas on their list of commitments.
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This is a fantastic commitment for FSU and can be attributed to Jeremy Pruitt:
“I just really like the coaches and felt like I could get early playing time,” Daub said. “Those were big to me.”
Daub (6-foot-3, 240 pounds) can play any linebacker position and probably even some defensive end in high school, but he has all the tools to be an ideal inside linebacker in Florida State’s 4-3 defense.
“He fits right into their scheme,” Sandalwood coach Adam Geis said. “In talking to coaches, and from everything I see out there, he’s going to go in there real close to a starting position.”
Alabama secondary coach Jeremy Pruitt left last December to become Florida State’s defensive coordinator, and players who valued their relationship with Pruitt began looking toward Tallahassee as a legitimate option. Geis said that Pruitt has worked over a period of years to build bonds with area recruits.
At the 2013 National Signing Day party, Jeremy Pruitt promised that this recruiting class was going to be very, very strong. It’s a testament to Pruitt’s recruiting abilities that, in the middle of spring practice, we can land a major commitment that will build momentum going forward. Aside from the Yearby decommitment, everything has gone right for this class so far. And from all indications, this commitment is going to stick. Daub sounds very mature and expressed what he was looking for in a school–it sounds like he did his due diligence and found that FSU fit his needs the best.
What are your thoughts on the commitment?