Sojourn Shelton Commits To Florida State Seminoles

Sojourn Shelton, a cornerback from the 2013 recruiting class out of Plantation, Florida has committed to the Florida State Seminoles, according to Noles247 and Josh Newberg's twitter.

Shelton is undersized at the moment, standing only 5'9 and 165 pounds.  Florida State is known for not taking small defensive backs unless the player has excellent ability to make up for his lack of size, as the 'Noles did with Nick Waisome and Greg Reid.  It appears Shelton showed that ability this weekend at the Jimbo Fisher camp:

"Defensive back Sojourn Shelton (Plantation, Fla./Plantation) could be considered the top cornerback in Florida in 2013. The 5-9, 165-pounder had no problem staying with some of the top senior receivers at the event, such as Chris Black (Jacksonville, Fla./First Coast) and Monty Madaris (Cincinnati/Archbishop Moeller). Shelton is hopeful that an offer will be coming from the Seminoles." --ESPN

South Florida observers also note that Shelton has long arms.  And really, arm length is much more important than height.  Have you ever seen a defensive back intercept a pass with his head?  Me neither.  There's also the chance Shelton will keep growing as he is just entering his junior year.

Shelton will likely pick up offers from UF and Ohio State as well as many other programs in the south.  He is a lifelong Seminoles fan, however, and didn't feel the need to wait.

Shelton joins Austin Golson (offensive tackle out of Alabama) as FSU's other commitment in the 2013 class.

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