Florida State was at the top of their game throughout much of the 2013 season, and eventually made it to the BCS National Championship, proceeding to defeat Auburn. One of the biggest commitments that they received today was from Derrick Nnadi, a defensive tackle.
The Seminoles will be bringing in several more talented players to join the roster, and at the end of national signing day, Florida State has the third ranked 2014 recruiting class behind Alabama and LSU, respectively. With Jameis Winston returning, the winner of the Heisman award, they are likely to be a force to be reckoned with yet again in 2014.
Derrick Nnadi is a 4-star prospect from Virginia Beach, Virginia. As all of the big colleges continue to beef up their teams with big time high school stars, Florida State has added another big shot to their roster. Nnadi also had offers from Virginia Tech, Virginia, Ohio State, and Virginia.
It has been rumored for some time that Nnadi would choose Florida State, although Virginia Tech made a strong push for him as well with them wanting to keep him in his home state. He was the No.5 overall prospect in the state of Virginia, and No. 80 overall nationally.
Jimbo Fisher, who led the Florida State Seminoles to an undefeated record that was followed by a national championship win, is excited about a new class of young players that will be arriving in 2014. This afternoon, Fisher said "We hit needs all the way across the board. Very happy with this class."
He also said that their biggest need was at the wide receiver position, and the Seminoles landed a couple of elite wide receivers, although they missed out on Scout.com's top receiver, Malachi Dupre.
Florida State will be the new home for a few wide receivers including five-star Ermon Lane of Homestead, Fla., four-star Travis Rudolph of West Palm Beach, Fla., and three-star Ja'Von Harrison of Lakeland, Florida, who have also signed with Florida State.
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— D_Nnadi (@DerrickNnadi) January 31, 2014
Welcome DT Derrick Nnadi of Ocean Lakes HS in Virginia (7:45 a.m.)! #FSUNSD
— FSU Football (@FSU_Football) February 5, 2014
Derrick Nnadi is one of five defensive linemen to sign with FSU, a group that also includes Demarcus Christmas of Bradenton, Fla., and Arthur Williams of Fayetteville, N.C. He is 6'1 and 305 lbs, and being the strong player on the field that he is, he has been described as bulky, physical, strong and quick.
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