The Florida State Seminoles lost a commitment from three-star defensive end Blake McClain on Thursday.
McClain attends Sandalwood High School in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, which is near Jacksonville, the area that former defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt recruited for the Seminoles. After Pruitt left to take the same job with the Georgia Bulldogs, McClain flirted with the idea of decommitting, but decided against it before changing his mind on Thursday.
“He just felt uncomfortable with the new situation and (former defensive coordinator) Jeremy (Pruitt) not being there,” McClain’s coach, Adam Geis told 24/7 Sports via Tomahawk Nation.
McClain took an official visit to Florida State last week.
“What they want to do with him, he is uncomfortable with that,” Geis added. “It is different than what they were going to do when Jeremy was there.”
It appears that the Seminoles may have asked McClain to take a greyshirt, meaning he wouldn’t enrolled into the spring, because of the numbers crunch they may have heading into National Signing Day on Wednesday.
The 6’3, 257-pound McClain is considered the 22nd best strongside defensive end in the class of 2014, according to 24/7 Sports composite rankings.
McClain will likely choose between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and South Carolina Gamecocks.