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Florida State Adds Versatile Defender Jordan Eubanks to the 2021 Class

Florida State’s great weekend continued Saturday afternoon when Denton, TX linebacker Jordan Eubanks committed to the Seminoles. We caught up with Eubanks to talk about his big announcement, and to see what made him become a member of Tribe21.

Versatility is something Mike Norvell, Adam Fuller, and the defensive coaches covet in players that play for them. Finding players that are multi-dimensional and can play in multiple packages is something the coaches are tasked with while evaluating prospects. A few months ago Jordan Eubanks popped up on the Seminoles’ board, and now he is a commitment for the 2021 class.

“Basically, I called Coach Marve and said that I wanted to commit to FSU,” said Eubanks. “Coach Norvell called me and told me to go ahead, and that they accepted the commitment! I told them I was going to announce today which is what I did. I am excited, very excited. They’ve been recruiting me for a few months now and they’ve made it known how much they’ve wanted me.”

Florida State was one of the first major programs to give Eubanks a chance to realize his dream of playing big-time college football. That fact stuck with Jordan and is a reason why he feels FSU is the place for him.

“FSU was one of the first with Michigan State to give me a chance,” said Eubanks. “After I took the virtual tour I kind of already knew what I wanted to do. FSU is a great program with great tradition and history. It is a place I really want to play at. The academics and the stuff outside of football are what sold me. They give back to the community which is something I really like to do.”

During the virtual tour Coach Norvell got the chance to speak to Jordan one-on-one. That talk resonated with Jordan and made him feel very comfortable with the decision he had already made in his mind.

“I am bought into what Coach Norvell is doing there,” Eubanks said. “He has a great foundation with what he’s doing there. When I was on the virtual tour he gave a speech that has just stuck with me. I can tell it came from the heart and that it wasn’t something that was scripted. For a coach, the head coach, to sit and speak like that from the heart does something to you.”

Jordan is considered a linebacker on the national recruiting services and FSU is looking at him to fill a couple of their hybrid positions in the defense.

“They really like my versatility and that I can play two of the three hybrid spots they have on the defense,” explained Eubanks. “I can play stud or boundary safety for them. I think I fit in great there. They like how I hit and that I make plays. I can do it, I see myself being a player with no problems. FSU is getting a player that can do it all on the defensive side of the ball. No matter what they want me to do, I can do it.”

Jordan is originally from Miami, FL but moved to Texas with his family in 2007. He’s long been familiar with the Seminole program so it is an exciting time for Jordan knowing he’ll be playing for a school he grew up cheering for.

“I became a fan of FSU growing up,” Eubanks said, “and the 2013 team solidified my fandom. Watching what Jameis Winston, Jalen Ramsey, Nick O’ Leary and then what Derwin James did, I just liked watching it. Now we are going to work to get back there. We have some guys now in this class!”

The Texan says that as he sees it his recruitment is over and now it is time to try to win a state championship for his high school.

“I would say yes, it is over,” stated Eubanks. “It is a weird time right now and I don’t know the future. I’m committed to FSU and I am going to try to recruit guys and stack up our team. Now I will turn my focus to getting ready for my senior season as we try to win states.”

Stay tuned as we will track Jordan’s senior season.


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