Four-star linebacker Jacob Pugh has been committed to the Florida State Seminoles since May 29.
The local product who attends Godby High School in Tallahassee, liked the way then new defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt was going to change the Seminoles into a more attacking style of defense. He attended Seminole home games throughout the season and that only reinforced his decision.
However, when Pruitt decided to leave the Seminoles to join the Georgia Bulldogs earlier this week, many thought Pugh may waver and and change his commitment.
On Thursday, the Seminoles sent linebackers coach Charles Kelly and defensive ends coach Sal Sunseri to visit Pugh.
“They told me to trust that (head coach) Jimbo (Fisher) is going to do the right thing,” Pugh told Chris Nee of 24/7 Sports.
Although the Seminoles have not named a new defensive coordinator, the visit appears to have assured him any doubts Pugh may have had.
“Yes,” Pugh said when asked if his commitment remained firm. “I’m done.”
The 6’4, 221 lb. Pugh is viewed as the 60th-best overall player and fifth-best outside linebacker according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.