Florida State Seminoles: Javonte Seabury

Weekend recruiting wrap: ACC 

September, 2, 2013

Clemson and Florida State dominated the ACC recruiting headlines over the weekend.

Both teams saw changes to their commitment lists, with the Tigers adding and the Seminoles subtracting.

Best prospect performances: Florida State commitment and ESPN 300 inside linebacker Kain Daub (Jacksonville, Fla./Sandalwood) lived up to his billing as a run stopper in his team's 30-14 win over Creekside. Daub racked up 14 tackles and contributed on offense as well, rushing five times for 48 yards. Up next for Daub and Sandalwood is a city magnet school, Paxon.

Clemson adds two commitments before kickoff

Before Clemson and Georgia even kicked off on Saturday evening, the Tigers made a huge impact in recruiting by landing commitments from two prized prospects according to published reports.

2015 running back Van Smith (Charlotte, N.C./West Mecklenburg) and 2014 safety Jefferie Gibson jumped on board with head coach Dabo Swinney. Both are three-star prospects, but Smith is in the ESPN Junior 300.

Gibson will bring length to the defensive backfield with a long 6-foot-4 frame at 6-foot-4 that he can add weight to easily. ESPN's scouts say he might need a year to redshirt, but if he doesn't, he might be able to contribute on special teams.

Smith, meanwhile, checks in at 6-foot-1, 180 pounds. ESPN's scouts say that he will need to work on his acceleration, but he's got plenty of time to do that.

Florida State loses speedster

Javonte Seabury (Orlando, Fla./Timber Creek) wasn't a crucial part of the Seminoles' recruiting class, but he was the fastest member of it.

The 5-foot-9, 165-pound athlete can flat out fly. But on Saturday, Seabury took to Twitter to announce that he and Florida State had parted ways, at least for now.

Seabury said that he's still considering the Seminoles, but just felt that he rushed his decision. So he'll take a step back and reevaluate where he's at.

Florida State is now at 23 commitments for the 2014 class.

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Florida State might have taken steps to knock out two birds with one stone on Saturday.

Speedy receiver Javonte Seabury (Orlando, Fla./Timber Creek) was offered and committed to the Seminoles and regional recruiter Rick Trickett.

"I am officially committed to Florida State," he said.

But his value could go on beyond his speed.

His brother, Jacques Patrick (Orlando, Fla./Timber Creek) is one of the top junior running backs in the country and already a four-star prospect. Seabury said he would love to play with Patrick in Tallahassee.

"That would be nice," Seabury said.

Seabury checks in at 5-foot-9 and 165 pounds. He is the Seminoles' 20th commitment for the 2014 class.


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