Florida State recently signed the top outside linebacker in this past year’s recruiting class, Matthew Thomas, and today have secured an oral commitment from one of the top inside linebacker in the class of 2014 as Kain Daub (Jacksonville, Fl. Sandalwood) picked the Seminoles over two-time defending champion Alabama.
— kain daub (@DaubKain) April 6, 2013
Daub took an unofficial visit to Florida State Mar 25, and was again in Tallahassee today. After the visits, he’d seen enough of the program to make the early commitment. 247Sports.com ranks him as the No. 2 inside linebacker in the nation, third best prospect in the state of Florida and the No. 25 overall recruit.
During the recruitment process, you hear how important the relationships are between coaches and the recruit, and the recruitment of Daub is no different. In comments made to Cole Dowlar of ESPN.com’s Nole Nation in February, his relationship with Florida State’s coaches is second to none.
“It is probably the best relationship that I have with any college coach right now. I’ve known him since I was a freshman and he was the first coach I met at Nease. He told me to just keep working and that he would definitely come back at me when I get older.”
One coach in particular that has had the biggest impact on Daub and is new to the Seminoles coaching staff is Jeremy Pruitt, who enters his first season as defensive coordinator after serving as the secondary coach from 2010-2012 at Alabama under head coach Nick Saban and defensive coordinator Kirby Smart.
Regarded as one of the more aggressive players in the nation, Daub plays so fast because of his exceptional instincts and awareness that allows him to see the game through the eyes of a player that already has years of major college experience under his belt.
Daub should make an immediate impact for the Seminoles as a true freshman and could be a candidate to enroll early as a result of his early commitment. After the announcement by Daub, the Seminoles moved into the top-five recruiting classes, according to 247Sports.com.