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4-Star DB Brendan Gant Commits to Florida State

Mitch White/FSU athletics

Saturday Night Live extended into Sunday afternoon when 4-star defensive back Brendan Gant committed to Florida State. Gant attended the well-publicized recruiting event in Tallahassee Saturday afternoon and decided to announce his choice shortly afterwards.

Gant’s choice is not surprising for those who have followed his recruitment. Originally an Alabama commit, Gant visited Florida State on April 22 and decommitted from the Crimson Tide almost immediately after leaving Tallahassee. His relationship with Florida State goes all the way back to May 2016 when the old staff offered him three years in advance. He still showed interest in the Seminoles, and the new staff made it clear that they were still interested and would accept his commitment.

As for his actual position on the gridiron, Gant is a 6-foot-1, 186-pound safety from Lakeland, Florida. He has adequate size for the position and shows great instincts in the secondary. While he doesn’t have elite athleticism, Gant remains a 4-star defensive back because of his aforementioned football IQ. He has all the makings of a ball-hawk at the next level who can be put into a myriad of roles according to the needs of the defense.

Gant is the second commitment of the day, after 3-star offensive tackle Charles Cross committed earlier. He is the first safety commit of the class. Florida State will be taking at least one more safety after him, likely Nick Cross out of Maryland.

Gant’s commitment brings Florida State’s class to ninth in the national rankings and second in the ACC. He is ranked as the eighth best safety and 114th overall prospect, according to the 247Sports composite.

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