Florida State flipped a commitment from 2016 4-star running back Amir Rasul on Monday evening. Rasul decommitted from Miami just a few days prior, but his commitment to the Hurricanes had been shaky since February.
When I asked Rasul why he made the decision to play for the Seminoles he said it was just a feeling.
“It’s just the feel,” Rasul said. “I’ve been up there four times in the past year and each time it’s gotten better and better.”
One of the main reason’s that Florida State was able to secure the commitment from the versatile running back was because of the efforts of tight ends coach Tim Brewster. Brewster recruits the Miami area and was able to build a very strong relationship with Rasul.
“To me, coach Brew is an amazing person and the relationship I have with him is like an uncle,” Rasul said. “He recruits all the Miami kids to FSU and I’ve known them all my life.”
When he was ready to commit to Florida State he made the call to coach Brewster and running backs coach Jay Graham.
“Coach Brew was really happy,” Rasul said. “He was selling me on stories of the kids he recruited up there, like Dalvin, and how much it changed their lives.”
Coach Brewster wasn’t the only coach that had a helping hand in landing the two-sport athlete.
“I’ve talked with the sprint coach, coach Argro,” Rasul said. “All we’ve talked about is playing football and running track and doing big things when I get there.”
Being able to run track as well as play football was a big factor in his recruitment.
“I want to do two sports in college and that’s definitely something I looked into,” Rasul said.
Florida State is recruiting Rasul at running back, but he says that he brings a lot to the table.
“Pretty much everything that Dalvin’s doing now I’ll be doing a lot of,” Rasul said.
“I’m a versatile athlete that can be used in multiple ways. I want to help the team whether that’s at running back or in the slot.”
The 5-foot-11, 192-pound Rasul is the No. 11 ranked running back in the 2016 class and the No. 174 player overall in the 2016 Scout 300. He becomes the 11th Florida State commit to land in the Scout 300 this year.