Tampa Athlete Jeremy Deering picked the Rutgers Scarlet Knights over Florida State. This is a big disappointment for FSU fans as Deering had repeatedly indicated to other FSU commitments that he would sign with the 'Noles.
Why did he sign with Rutgers? There are a few possible reasons. First, Rutgers wanted Deering as a wide receiver. And they could offer a lot of early playing time. Florida State wanted Deering as safety and could not likely offer the early playing time. Deering also has family in New Jersey. FSU recruited this kid hard. Rutgers did too.
The TBO has quotes:
The coaches have told him he will play receiver. "I feel like I'll get the most playing time there my first year." Deering said he wanted a place where he could stand out.
Keep reading to see about Deering if you care to.
40 Time: 4.5
ESPN Ranking: 80 (4*) # 17 ATH
Academics: Not a known concern
Other offers: UF, UNC, Auburn, Arkansas, West Virginia, South Carolina, Rutgers, Louisville
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Deering was offered by FSU in late May and not much was heard from him after that. He resurfaced on FSU fans' radar after he was visited by Jimbo Fisher in December. He took an official visit to FSU in January and reportedly loved it.
He's an excellent athlete with a big frame. Long-legs make him high-cut. Has good football sense. A nice blend of power and speed. Could play safety or receiver at the next level.
The morning after the keys of Florida State’s football program had unofficially been turned over, new coach Jimbo Fisher sat in the principal’s conference room at Leto High with a handful of coaches, administrators and senior running back Jeremy Deering.
The way Leto recruiting coordinator Frank Rose describes it, Fisher pointed at the clock, then told Deering, one of the bay area’s top recruits: "This is my first day as Florida State head coach, it’s 9 in the morning, and you’re the first recruit I’m coming to see."
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