Asante Samuel Jr. posted a tweet on Thursday that contained nothing but the word “loyalty.” On Friday morning, he exhibited some loyalty by sticking with his commitment to Florida State. Samuel signed with the Seminoles at his Sunrise home on the final day of college football’s new Early Signing Period. Samuel, a four-star cornerback and Under Armour All-America selection from St. Thomas Aquinas who originally committed to FSU on April 13, chose the Seminoles over a strong late push from Miami and South Carolina. “I just went with my gut feeling, and I just feel like Tallahassee is going to be a very good place to be the next couple of years with Willie Taggart and what he’s bringing,” Samuel said of FSU and its new coach. “It was kind of a hard decision because my mom loves UM, but she just said go with my heart.” He always appeared to be a solid commit, but as FSU’s 6-6 season developed, he took a visit to South Carolina on Oct. 28 and checked out the Hurricanes’ win over Notre Dame at Hard Rock Stadium on Nov. 11. Then, former Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher bolted for Texas A&M. On Dec. 13, Samuel met with Taggart and UM’s defensive coordinator Manny Diaz and safeties coach Ephraim Banda as the Hurricanes showed renewed interest in landing him.
4-star CB Asante Samuel Jr. honors commitment, signs with Florida State
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel | Dec 22