Nauta parts ways with FSU
Isaac Nauta's decision to back off of his verbal commitment to Florida State came on somewhat suddenly on Tuesday afternoon. The situation was given thought in private, and his choice was announced with the tweet.
The four-star tight end got to the point without adding much detail when announcing his decision. Still, the point of his message came across unobstructed, loud and incredibly clear.
"I would like to thanks all of the coaches at FSU and #Nolenation as well for everything, but I have decommitted to make sure that I make the best possible decision for my future in becoming a man and developing as a student athlete," Nauta tweeted out, thus ending his longstanding pledge to become part of the Seminoles' 2016 class.
Following the public statement, Nauta elaborated on his decision and how it was received in Tallahassee via text message. His words were brief, as things often are in such a situation.
"FSU was supportive of me, and I'm thankful for that," Nauta said in a message to Rivals.com. "They are a staff full of awesome guys."
As for what the future may hold, that's still uncertain. Georgia is certainly a player in the recruitment of the four-star tight end, who is originally from the Peach State. There are plenty of other suitors involved as well. That said, Nauta isn't naming favorites or anything of the sort.
Not at this juncture, anyway.
"I'm open to everyone," Nauta said via text. "My officials are not set yet."
Nauta, who attends Florida's IMG academy, is ranked as the top tight end and the No. 34 overall prospect in the 2016 class.