School: Groveland (South Lake)
Ht/Wt: 5'10, 175
About the Player
Waisome put himself on the map as a sophomore where he displayed the pure cover skills that he is now known for. He built on that season with several outstanding performances at various camps/combines.
Entering his junior year he was one of the early prospects from Florida that was coveted by the Big 3 and earned offers from each of them. His play on the field during his junior year established Waisome as the no. 1 corner in Florida heading into the combine season.
Waisome responded with solid performances against national competition and was one of the most coveted players in the state and eventually became a UF commitment.
As a senior he showed a little offensive skill by leading his team in receiving yards(over 400) and playing more as an "athlete".
Scouting Waisome is easy. He just has pure cover skills and seldom is anywhere but in his man's hip pocket. He is not the biggest corner, but he holds his own at the line of scrimmage in bump coverage. He has terrific ball skills and the instincts to break on the football. In a few years he can be the type to take guys out of the game.
Impact for Florida State
One of the last remaining needs in this class was at Cornerback and Waisome fits that spot like a glove.
Each of the other four DB commits could be headed to Safety, so Waisome provides peace of mind that there is a legit corner in this class. Keelin Smith is likely to be the other CB, while Lamarcus Brutus, Tyler Hunter, and Karlos Williams begin their careers at Safety.
Making matters better for FSU is that Waisome has been a solid UF commit for the past six months and that would make two verbal commits that Muschamp has lost at UF thus far. This type of thing is expected when a school goes through a coaching change.
In addition, he appears to be an early enrollee which should give him a jump on the competition.
This is yet another example of the FSU coaching staff recruiting the right way. They identified and targeted Waisome early; they got him to camp, they got him to visit both officially and unofficially. They stayed on him and eventually landed him. Excellent job.
A month ago, it was ludicrous to think that FSU could land the nation's no. 1 class, but with this commit that now becomes a real possibility. Given some of the big-name leans out there, expect FSU to close strong.