Hamsah Nasirildeen, a four-star safety recruit from Concord (NC) visited Florida State this week for the Jimbo Fisher camp. At 6’3 and 210 pounds, Nasirildeen looks like a linebacker, but he showed impressive coverage skills during the Thursday session of camp, notching several interceptions. If he does put on so much muscle during his college years that he moves to linebacker, he’ll do so with great coverage skills. And if he’s able to stay at safety, he’ll have excellent size for the position.
Florida State made quite the impression on Nasirildeen.
"Being able to work with the coaches was a whole lot better then just getting to talk with them. Touring the campus and seeing all that was nice, but football is what gets you here and it’s what you’re doing. Talking and playing football with them brought out a whole other side of things."
Concord High School is actually the same school as FSU running back coach Jay Graham, who recruits the Carolinas.
"Coach Graham is a big factor. You got a coach that knows you personally and you can trust he cares for you and is going to look out for you," he added. "Coach Graham is from Concord. He’s a cool dude, real humble, you would never know he’s like the greatest running back of all time. He just acts real normal and cool about it."
While Alabama is seen as the frontrunner, the four-star insists that he has no leader and is seriously considering Alabama, Florida, Florida State and South Carolina. All four have a history of recruiting players from the Carolinas. He has no timetable for a decision, but will return to Tallahassee this season for the Clemson game.
Quotes courtesy Josh Newberg, who spoke with the player while we were attending to other interviews.