Orlando-Based 2018 Defender, Stacy Kirby, Becomes Florida State's Second Defensive End Commitment of the Day

The second commitment of the day is in for Jimbo Fisher and Florida State, with coveted 2018 defensive end Stacy Kirby being the latest prospect to go all in with the Seminoles.


Another one of the Sunshine State's premier defensive ends for the class of 2018 has decided to go two feet in with the Florida State Seminoles, who now hold a verbal commitment from Stacy Kirby, a product of Orlando (Fla.) Jones that's accumulated nearly 20 scholarship offers overall.

A 6-foot-3, 230-pound junior that also made the trek up to Tallahassee for today's junior day event, Kirby joins defensive end Kayode Oladele as prospects to team up with the Seminoles on Saturday evening.

"I chose Florida State because it was an all-around great experience," Kirby told Scout. "I love the people, the players, and the coaching staff.

"The facilities are just amazing. Florida State just feels like home to me, honestly."

Kirby, who had been leaning towards Jimbo Fisher's program for quite sometime, has scooped up additional scholarship offers from Miami (Fl)FloridaAuburnGeorgiaOhio StateTennessee and South Carolina among many others.

The Central Florida native, who piled up 65 tackles (26 solo), four sacks and three forced fumbles in 2016, does a great job of bursting off the ball and then accelerating to the ball carrier. Kirby is light on his feet and makes things look effortless at times, but is also strong at the point of attack.

Kirby is a headache to contain during those one-on-one situations, but you have to take notice of his awareness as well. When the ball is handed off inside, Kirby does a good job of keeping his eyes up, shedding the blocker, and then closing on the ball carrier.

Kirby, a three-star prospect on Scout, becomes the Seminoles' eighth commitment for the class of 2018.

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