Noles Land Commitment

Florida State always recruits the state of Georgia very hard. This year is no exception. The good news is that the hard work has already paid dividends for the Noles because Jonesboro (GA) defensive end Darrell Robertson has decided he wants to wear the Garnet & Gold for the next four to five year.

"Darrell gave Florida State a verbal commitment," head coach Larry Mortonson said. "I think he is going to keep his options open though and he'll take a few visits to make sure. You'll have to check with him on that though."

Robertson has had several others programs recruiting him extremely hard, including Stanford, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and Duke.

"He's one of the most talented players that I have ever coached," head coach Mortonson said. "He's a great kid on and off the field. On the field he has outstanding quickness and a sense for the ball. He has great football savvy."

According to the Jonesboro head coach the 6-foot-4 and 210 pound high school defensive end with 4.65 40 speed could start out at a different position in college.

"I think he'll start out in college standing up as an outside linebacker and as he adds weight to his frame, he'll move over to defensive end," Mortonson said.

Last season as a junior, Robertson racked up a 103 tackles to go along with 12 sacks. He also knocked down an impressive 15 passes.

This year he has already record five sacks in only two games.

The three-star prospect will have no problem academically qualifying. Robertson carries a 3.96 grade point average and he scored over 1100 on the SAT.

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