FSU Football: Fans React To Cam Akers FSU Commitment

BY Fansided and Kelvin Hunt/FanSided via Chop Chat • December 28, 2016

Sep 10, 2016; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles fans cheer prior to the game against Charleston Southern at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Glenn Beil-USA TODAY Sports

FSU football landed another huge commitment for the 2017 recruiting class in five-star running back Cam Akers. How did fans react to the huge news?

Over 75 percent of the predictions for Cam Akers was for him to announce he’d committing to FSU football Tuesday night. However, even with that high of a percentage there was always a little doubt before he made the announcement.

It’s difficult to get a player of that caliber to leave their home state, but all the stars aligned for FSU football.

    If Dalvin Cook came back for his senior year, Akers probably doesn’t come. If Ole Miss wasn’t in shambles, Akers probably doesn’t come to FSU.

    However, credit must be given to the FSU staff as they did a bang up job to get this commitment.

    Let’s check in on the fan reaction to the commitment.

    Sep 5, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA; Mississippi Rebels quarterback Chad Kelly (10) fumbles the ball after being hit by Florida State Seminoles defensive end DeMarcus Walker (44) in the third quarter at Camping World Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports

    Ole Miss

    Aside from a couple of knuckleheads, Ole Miss fans were pretty level-headed considering how big of a blow it is to lose a player of this caliber.

    Sep 5, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles fans react after a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Mississippi Rebels at Camping World Stadium. Florida State Seminoles won 45-34. Mandatory Credit: Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports

    FSU

    As you can tell, FSU Nation is beyond thrilled to have a player of this caliber join the program.

    Sep 5, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher looks on prior to the game against the Mississippi Rebels at Camping World Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

    Conclusion

    This wasn’t a de-commitment, but it probably felt that way to Ole Miss. They had a homegrown player that could have helped that program substantially choose to leave the state. That hadn’t happened in a LONG time.

    This commitment will have the opposite effect on FSU’s program. Akers was the second five-star to comment to FSU in less than a week.

    There’s room for 5-6 more players in the 2017 FSU football recruiting class and guess who’s going to help fill those spots?

    There’s five-star Marvin Wilson, four-star Jarez Parks, four-star Levi Jones, four-star Henry Ruggs, four-star Maleik Gray and three-star Tre Lawson.

    If FSU can close with any combination of four or five of those six, this Tribe17 class would be one to remember.

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