National Signing Day 2014: 4-Star DL Derrick Nnadi Leaving Home for Florida State

Seminoles Land Big-Time Defensive Tackle

2/5/14 in NCAAF   |   Nick_Kaminsky   |   29 respect

The Florida State Seminoles landed a huge commitment this morning in Virginia born defensive tackle  Blog Photo - National Signing Day 2014: 4-Star DL Derrick Nnadi Leaving Home for Florida StateDerrick Nnadi, who decided to leave his home state to play in Tallahassee next fall.

Nnadi is a four-star recruit (247Sports) -- the fifth-ranked player in the state of Virginia -- and is just what coach Jimbo Fisher was looking for in his 2014 class. He adds immediate depth to the defensive line and can replace the NFL-bound Timmy Jernigan. Nnadi certainly has a chance to make an early impact for the Seminoles.

The ironic element of Nnadi’s recruitment is his unique personality. He has the reputation of being a scary man on the field. He was once quoted as actually being afraid of himself. But off the field, Nnadi is a gentle giant. He admitted to being a tad childish and loves the cartoon SpongeBob Squarepants.

But don’t be fooled by his friendly personality when off the gridiron. Nnadi will be a force in the trenches for Florida State, generating a great amount of power and weighing a solid 305 pounds.

He won’t be as much as a pass rusher early on (like Jernigan was), but will definitely fill gaps and stop opposing running backs. His quickness and strength will be his greatest asset early on.

The Seminoles are just getting started, as Fisher expects to add a few more impact recruits today.

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