Ejani Shakir is a 6’0 180 pound wide receiver from Pennsauken, NJ .
Shakir already has offers from Boston College, Miami (FL), Nebraska, Pittsburgh, Penn State, Rutgers, and West Virginia.
In late June, he was offered by Florida State:
TN spoke with Shakir after the offer to learn more:
Who did you speak with when getting the offer?
“I was on the phone with majority of the offensive staff, but Coach Dugans was the one to offer me.”
What was that conversation like?
“It was a very humorous conversation. A lot of jokes going around, a lot of good things being said, and, of course, all the great things about the school.”
What does an offer from Florida State mean to you?
“To me, a Florida State offer is just mind blowing—crazy to hear the coaches talk so highly of me.”
What were they saying about you?
“They said they were impressed with my talent, and that I was the perfect fit for [their] offense since [they’re] so fast-paced.”
How would you describe your game?
“I’d describe myself as a fast, explosive, smart player who can to help contribute to my team anyway.”
What player(s) do you look up to/model your game after?
“I definitely look up to the greats like Cris Carter, Jerry Rice and all them, but I look up to Ocho Cinco the most.”
What do you like to do for fun outside of football?
“I usually just spend time with my friends and try and have a good time.”
What’s something unique/fun about you people might not know?
“I like to draw and meditate.”
Anything specific you like to draw?
“Pretty much anything that comes to mind—like if I’m watching some type of cartoon show, maybe draw the character or just something that pops in my head.”
Are you planning to visit FSU when the Dead Period is over?
What other school(s) are you hoping/planning to visit?
“I wanna visit all the schools that offered me, but the ones I recall talking about visiting right now are Penn State, West Virginia, Miami, and Pitt.”
What are the biggest things you’re looking for in a school?
“I’m looking for a school where I can develop on and off the field and has the best chance for me to showcase my talent.”