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Defensive back Shyheim Brown makes it official, signs with FSU

From the 386 to the 850.

His offer and commitment came late in the game, but Lake City defensive back Shyheim Brown was a valuable pick up for Florida State.

And now, his commitment has turned official, signing his letter of intent today to sign with the Seminoles.

Brown is six-foot-one, 185 pounds, attends Columbia High School, and has an 82 rating (low 3-star) from 247 Sports. They consider him the 130th best OLB in America and 257th best player in Florida. He doesn’t have a composite rating.

In Brown, FSU is getting a playmaker who is comfortable anywhere on the field:

Having players who can defend in space should be FSU’s top priority. Brown’s a player who can defend open grass and play space in zone coverage. His background as a DB obviously helps him understand space better, but he also possesses the hips, footwork, and burst to drive on the ball. In addition, he shows the ability to read the quarterback and receiver while dropping. And he’s willing to deliver a blow when he gets to said receiver

The reality is he’s not the biggest or the fastest, but he’s a playmaker. Turn on his full highlight tape and you see kick return for TD, sacks, forced turnovers. It’s incredible how he’s always around a big play, and I believe that’s a mental trait which sometimes goes unnoticed in scouting. Some players have an innate love, passion, and determination driving them to be great. Brown flashes that throughout his tape, and it’s something FSU needs desperately.

His FSU bio:

DB | 6-1 | 185



Consensus three-star prospect rated as No. 84 outside linebacker nationally by 247Sports Composite…recorded 174 tackles, including 12.0 for loss with 5.0 sacks, five interceptions…also stood out on special teams, averaging 30.1 yards per kickoff return and blocking six kicks…helped Columbia advance to region final round of 6A state playoffs his senior season…earned all-state honorable mention honors after registering 77 tackles, one interception, one fumble recovery, 289 kickoff return yards and two blocked kicks his junior season…helped Tigers win eight games and advance to second round of 6A state playoffs…participated in Legend’s Football All-Florida Junior Showcase…also ran track for Columbia, helping 4×100 relay team reach state championships meet as a sophomore.