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Watch List DT Senat pledges to Seminoles

2/7/2012

Less than a week after signing the top defensive tackle in the Class of 2012, Eddie Goldman, and ESPNU 150 nose guard Justin Shanks, Florida State has struck again with the verbal commitment of Immokalee (Fla.) defensive tackle Deadrin Senat.

The Seminoles were looking to sign at least two defensive tackles in the 2013 class and with Senat and University School's (Davie, Fla.) Maquedius Bain in the fold they appear to be in good shape.

Senat attended FSU's junior day on Jan. 28 and was immediately sold.

"I really had a great time on the campus and talking with the coaching staff," Senat said. "It took little time for me to feel comfortable and feel like this was the place I needed to be."

Senat is the fourth member of FSU's 2013 recruiting class and the second prospect from Immokalee to make a verbal commitment joining teammate Mackensie Alexander (Tennessee).

Senat was a highly-coveted prospect during the early evaluation period.

"Miami, Louisville and Ole Miss were all recruiting me really hard," Senat said. "But I had it in my mind that FSU was where I wanted to be."

The 6-foot-1, 310-pound junior also had offers from Georgia Tech, South Florida, North Carolina, UCF and Tennessee.

With the Seminoles adding more big bodies to replace outgoing seniors after the 2012 season, Senat saw an opportunity to jump in the rotation.

"I know the coaches are excited to have me in the middle there with Eddie Goldman and Justin Shanks for a few years," Senat added. "It will be a great experience to play next to talented guys like that."

Still, there is much work left to do for Senat and it starts with improving on Immokalee's 12-1 season from a year ago.

"I want to help my team and my community win a state championship and just continue to improve my game," Senat added. "It's important to stay humble and continue to work hard and show everyone that I am deserving of this opportunity."