Timber Creek's Javonte Seabury commits to Florida State

Orlando Sentinel

Orlando Timber Creek slot receiver Javonte Seabury has committed to Florida State.

The 5-foot-9, 165-pounder said he mulled his options and just decided FSU was the place for him.

"I committed because I like Florida State and I love the coaches," Seabury said. "It's not too far away and my mom hads a good relationship with Coach [Rick] Tricket and I just like it."

Seabury's commitment now puts the pressure on younger brother and 2015 running back prospect Jacques Patrick, who is ranked by 247sports.com's composite rankings as the No. 15 running back in the country for his class.

The two brothers have often expressed their desire to play together in college.

"I know that it puts a lot of pressure on him and hopefully he will make that decision and commit to Florida State," Seabury said, "but he has a lot of offers to choose from and if he doens't I still support him ... but it would be great if he was to come play with me."

The commitment obviously gives the 'Noles a leg up on the recruitment of Patrick, who has 45 FBS scholarship offers.

Seabury picked Florida State over offers from Miami and Kent State and his recruitment had just started to pick up as the summer progressed. He was offered by FSU head Coach Jimbo Fisher in person on Wednesday while he was in town on a quick visit.

"I thought about the schools I was offered by and I like Florida State," Seabury said. "I have always wanted to come here and I like the offense they run and so I just decided to commit." Seabury will play the slot receiver position and his speed is a big reason why the Seminoles' coaches like what he has to bring to the table. He ran a 4.37 40-yard dash at a Miami camp earlier this summer, prompting the Hurricanes staff to make him an offer, as well. "I feel real good to actually know where I'm going to go," Seabury said. "A year ago or even eight months ago I was hurt and I felt like I wasn't going to get any offers, but I came back really hard and the hard work paid off." Seabury missed the final five games of the season for Timber Creek as a junior after suffering an Achilles injury. He has obviously not been hampered by that injury since. He had five catches for 160 yards and three touchdowns in the Wolves spring game against Sebastian River. He said his main recruiter has been FSU offensive line coach Trickett, whom he called with the news on Saturday. "He said he's happy to have me and he's glad I'm committed," seabury said. "Then he gave the phone to Jimbo and he said, 'Glad to have you and Go Noles.' "

Seabury is the 20th commitment to the FSU 2014 recruiting class and second from the Orlando area, joining WR Ryan Sousa.


Chris Hays is the Sentinel's recruiting coverage coordinator and can be reached at chays@tribune.com. Follow us on Twitter at @Os_Recruiting and Facebook at Orlando Sentinel Recruiting and now on Pinterest at Orlando Recruiting.

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