Orange Park (Fla.) strongside defensive end De'Asian Richardson had a very good time at Florida State's junior day on Saturday. In fact, the 6-foot-3, 285-pound defender had such a good time that he decided to make Florida State his future home.
"It was good," Richardson said. "I committed today.
"It is a phenomenal feeling," Richardson said of committing. "It feels good. I enjoyed myself today."
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The Sunshine State prospect just recently landed an offer from the Seminoles. He talked a bit about his pledge and how it went down on Saturday afternoon.
"I committed to the head coach, Coach (Jimbo) Fisher," Richardson said. "He was like alright, let's go. He got us all together and my cousin committed today too. So we all committed together."
Richardson's cousin is Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast safety Tyrell Lyons.
He admits he didn't enter the visit with plans to commit.
"I had no idea," Richardson said. "I wasn't even expecting it. It just felt good to be here."
He talked about a few of the reasons why he is leaving Tallahassee as a pledge to the Seminoles.
"I liked it," Richardson said. "It is a nice campus. I enjoyed myself. I felt like I was at home.
"Just the environment, the coaches, the players, I liked it," Richardson added.
When he arrives on campus in Tallahassee, Richardson expects to remain at defensive end and work with position coach D.J. Eliot.
"They want me as a defensive end," Richardson said. "I would have to use the scheme of defensive end and I would be on the outside. I would have to just work on going one technique on one person, play against one person. That is the scheme of their defense because they play a 4-3 defense."
While he says his commitment is firm, Richardson mentioned plans to still visit other schools interested in his services. He currently holds offers from Alabama, Duke, Louisville, North Carolina, Ole Miss, Penn State, South Carolina, and South Florida.
Updated: According to Orange Park (Fla.) assistant coach Ryan Wolfe, Richardson has backed off his commitment to Florida State just a few short hours after making it.
"Yes he backed off," Wolfe said. "He did it without even talking to his family.
"He talked to FSU and said he rushed the decision without discussing it with his family," Wolfe added.