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February 6, 2012
Immokalee, Fla. defensive tackle Deadrin Senat knew heading into the recruiting process that he would have plenty of options. The 6-foot-1, 310-pound defensive tackle held offers from Florida, Miami, Georgia Tech, North Carolina and Tennessee. Senat also nabbed an offer from another in-state school - one he kept quiet until today.
Sometimes you just know when you found the right place. Senat had that feeling when he arrived for FSU's junior day on Jan. 28. He got an offer during his visit, but didn't talk about the offer or the other news surrounding the offer until Monday.
"I actually committed to Florida State at the junior day after getting that offer, but wanted to keep it quiet until after signing day," he explained. "I felt with FSU I could get playing time and the coaches treat everyone equally. I have a good relationship with FSU defensive line coach Odell Haggins."
Senat told Warchant.com what FSU's coaching staff liked about him and how he would fit into the Seminole defense.
"The coaches like my size, vertical jump and how well I move from side to side as a defensive tackle," Senat said. "I think the experience at the FSU camp was good for me last summer because I was able to show everyone the things I could do."
Senat says it wasn't really a surprise that he decided to pull the trigger. The Seminoles have been high on his list for a while.
"I already knew in my mind about my decision. I just had to FSU for their junior day and get another look," he said. "I was just waiting on that offer, so once I got that, I was ready to make my decision."
FSU is building one of the strongest defensive lines in the country. But what really intrigued Senat about the Seminoles defense?
"FSU runs the 4-3 defense and I just felt at home there. Our coach is actually an alum of Florida State, so we run a lot of the similar formations that they do," he said. "I'm very familiar with FSU because I attended some games."
Senat said he also attended Miami's junior day and will also likely attend the Florida Junior day soon as well. He does plan on taking his visits. He did make it clear that he will be attending several FSU games this year.
"I'll be over there (FSU) a lot that's for sure. I'm working on my teammate CB Mackensie Alexander, who is committed to Tennessee."
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