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Amir Rasul commits to Florida State: FSU lands Miami running back recruit

Florida State finally gets its man.

Amir Rasul. The Opening (2014).
Amir Rasul. The Opening (2014).
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Monday: Florida State landed Rasul. The Seminoles now have 19 commitments in the class of 2016, with all but 6 of the 19 (including two kickers) being rated four-stars or higher.

Sunday: Amir Rasul has decommitted from Miami, tweeting

"After prayer and speaking with my parents and coaches , I've decided to de-commit from the University of Miami and open up my recruitment ."

Amir Rasul (Coral Gables High School) - one of FSU's top targets at RB in FSU's 2016 class - is a composite four-star recruit. At 5'10 200 lbs, Rasul is a real burner and promising track athlete. He's rated the 7th-best back in the country. But he's been committed to Miami since late January.

Is that changing?

Gerry Hamilton of ESPN predicted Rasul would flip ($) back in June:

When looking at the first to flip on the list, speedy running back and Miami verbal Rasul is at the top of the list. Not only has Florida State been making a strong push behind the work of lead recruiter Tim Brewster, but a likely July visit to Tallahassee could push the Seminoles over the top.

Thursday, coach Brewster tweeted the following. Brewster is known for tweeting veiled references to recruits.

Also Thursday, Clint Brewster, Tim's son, changed his 247sports prediction for Rasul to the Seminoles.

Is it too much of a coincidence that the father is tweeting about guys making plans and tweeting about speed, and the son is picking the track star to flip to the Seminoles almost simultaneously? We'll see within the next few days.

Florida State has recruited South Florida extremely well under Jimbo Fisher. In addition, Miami is projected to win only six games by Vegas – a result that could lead to some staff dismissals in Coral Gables. If that happens, FSU's chances with Rasul - and current UM commit Travis Homer - could improve even more.

A flip by Rasul could at least momentarily send FSU from #2 to #1 in the 247 national rankings. Florida State has consistently brought in top-five national recruiting classes since Jimbo Fisher took over in 2010.