Florida State landed a commitment on Saturday afternoon from Denton (Texas) Guyer three-star linebacker Jordan Eubanks.
He spoke with Noles247.com immediately after going public with his decision to share more on why he opted for FSU.
“Really just the tradition and the family atmosphere,” Eubanks said.
FSU originally offered Eubanks on April 22nd. The offer was extended by his primary recruiter, linebackers coach Chris Marve, who had contact with him prior to that date.
Eubanks has not yet taken a visit to Tallahassee to check out the Seminoles, as recruiting has been in a dead period during the entire time that he and FSU have been serious. With a different recruiting environment, Eubanks had to utilize a virtual visit to learn more about Mike Norvell, his staff, the football program and University as a whole.
”After my virtual visit, I knew that was the place for me,” Eubanks added on Saturday.
Another factor in his decision, is that Florida isn’t entirely unfamiliar to him. He originally hails from the Sunshine State.
He made the commitment public via his Twitter on Saturday afternoon, with the included statement: “Most importantly I would like to thank God for giving me the support around me to make this decision. Secondly I would like to thank my parents as well as my coaches and teammates for pushing me to become the best possible teammate/player I can be. Finally, I would like to thank every coach who took the time out to recruit and invest in me. With that being said I am proud to announce I will be committing to Florida State University to further my academic and football career.”
— Jordan Eubanks6 (@J_Eubanks1) May 30, 2020
He had narrowed his list of offers to six schools back on May 19th. He shared why FSU made the cut at that time.
“Just what they want to do for FSU. That is something really special to be a part of,” Eubanks told Noles247.com at that time.
The other five schools on his list at that time were Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Michigan State and Pitt. He had a total of 18 offers at the time.
The 6-foot-2, 205-pound linebacker is considered the No. 59 outside linebacker in the nation by the 247Sports.com Composite Rankings.
A First Team All-District selection in 2019, Eubanks helped Guyer to a 14-2 mark and a state runner-up finish. As a junior, he notched 63 tackles, four tackles for loss, a sack, a pass breakup, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two interceptions. He largely played safety last season, but colleges view him as an outside linebacker.