Meet the 2015 FSU Commits

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Defensive Backs

Calvin Brewton
DB, 6-0, 175
Miami, Fla./Miami Central

Enrolled at Florida State this January and is expected to participate in spring practice…consensus four-star recruit and one of the nation’s top defensive back recruits…rated the country’s 14th-best safety and the No. 187 overall player in the nation by Scout…ranked the nation’s No. 26 safety and No. 49 player in Florida by Rivals…rated the No. 29 safety and the 71st-best prospect in Florida by ESPN…rated the No. 39 safety and No. 75 player in Florida by 247Sports…played for Team Black in the U.S. Army All-American Game on Jan. 3…first Miami Central player to earn a U.S. Army All-American Game invitation…invited to “The Opening,” an all-star prospect camp held on Nike’s campus last summer…lockdown defensive back who had 15 tackles and an interception as a senior at Miami Central, leading the Rockets to a 14-1 record and their third consecutive 6A state championship…honorable mention All-State Class 6A honoree…picked FSU over offers from Notre Dame, Clemson and Georgia among others.

Derwin James
DB, 6-2, 205
Haines City, Fla./Haines City

The consensus top defensive back in the nation and a five-star recruit enrolled at Florida State this January and is expected to participate in spring practice…committed to the Seminoles in 2012…rated the nation’s No. 1 safety by ESPN, Rivals, 247Sports and Scout…ranked the No. 5 player in the country and Florida’s top safety prospect by Rivals…rated the nation’s No. 4 overall player and the second-best prospect in Florida by 247Sports…ranked the sixth-best player in the country by Scout and No. 8 in the ESPN300…starred at safety in the Under Armour All-America Game on Jan. 2 where he led Team Highlight to a 46-6 victory…had 94 tackles and four interceptions in eight games for Haines City High School in 2014…added 11 receptions for 181 yards and two scores on offense…captured 2014 American Family Insurance All-USA Football Second Team honors and All-Florida First Team accolades…2014 Florida All-State Class 7A First Team selection…selected Florida State over offers from Auburn, Clemson, Florida and Miami.

Marcus Lewis
DB, 6-2, 194
Washington D.C./Gonzaga

Consensus four-star recruit and rated the second best player in Washington D.C.…rated the No. 5 safety and No. 80 overall player by Rivals…ranked No. 2 in Rivals’ District of Columbia Final Top 15…tabbed the No. 12 athlete nationally and No. 184 overall by 247Sports…rated the No. 9 safety nationally and No. 159 overall by ESPN…named a four-star and the top CB in the D.C. area by Scout…big, physical player can play the run as well as the pass and also split time at receiver in high school…has the versatility and athleticism to make plays on special teams as a kick returner…led Gonzaga to first Washington D.C. title game in 50 years and finished with a 10-3 record in his senior season…In the 2014 regular season, made 18 total tackles to go along with an interception and two pass break-ups…also caught a receiving touchdown on offense…led team with 116 kick return yards…invited to Nike’s “The Opening,” a camp for the nation’s top recruits…played safety for Team Highlight in the Under Armour All-American Game…chose Florida State over offers from Kentucky, Miami (Fla.), and Texas, among others.

Tarvarus McFadden
DB, 6-3, 200
Plantation, Fla./American Heritage

Consensus five-star cornerback prospect who committed to FSU in October…possesses the size (6-3, 200), speed and ball skills to be a dominant college cover corner…ranked the nation’s No. 3 defensive back by Rivals and 247Sports, No. 4 by Scout and No. 5 by ESPN…consensus Top 10 prospect in Florida…rated the nation’s No. 13 overall player by Rivals, No. 17 by Scout and No. 19 by 247Sports…ranked No. 47 in the ESPN300….stood out at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl practices according to recruiting experts and had an interception and an 87-yard kick return touchdown in the fourth quarter of the all-star game on Jan. 3…named the Lockheed Martin Air Defender of the Year award winner – presented to the top prep defensive back in the country by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee…led American Heritage to a second consecutive 5A state championship by tallying five interceptions, 41 tackles, six pass breakups, two forced fumbles and scoring five total touchdowns four different ways (one pick six, two punt returns, one kickoff, one reception)…captured 5A All-State First Team and American Family Insurance Florida All-State Team honors…named the 2014 All-Broward Defensive Player of the Year and to the All-Broward County Team…MaxPreps Medium School All-American… participated at Nike’s “The Opening,” an all-star summer prospect camp, in 2014…picked Florida State over Georgia and LSU.

A.J. Westbrook
DB, 6-0, 180
Daytona Beach, Fla./Mainland

Athletic playmaking safety and ball hawk who was given a four-star rating by Rivals…received three stars from 247Sports, Scout and ESPN…rated the nation’s No. 12 safety, 33rd best player in Florida and No. 200 overall prospect in the country by Rivals…tabbed the nation’s No. 34 safety by 247Sports and No. 72 player in Florida…rated the No. 35 safety and No. 79 player in Florida by ESPN…captured a No. 19 ranking in the Orlando Sentinel’s 2015 Central Florida Super60 and the No. 95 spot on the Sentinel’s 2015 Florida Top 100…led his Mainland High School team to back-to-back state semifinals and a 13-1 record in 2014…had 62 tackles and one interception en route to Class 6A All-State Second Team honors and Daytona Beach News Journal All-Area accolades as a senior…intercepted five passes as a junior, returning four for touchdowns…added 84 tackles, three fumble recoveries and 12 pass breakups in 2013…committed to Florida State in May…chose the Seminoles over UCF, Cincinnati and Wisconsin among several offers.