Calvin Brewton knew he wanted to play football at Florida State University ever since he received a scholarship offer from the school before his sophomore season at Miami Central.
Late Wednesday night, Brewton – a Class of 2015 safety rated four-star prospect by 247Sports and three starts by Rivals and ESPN – orally committed to FSU. The news was first reported by 247Sports.
“From an academic standpoint, from a football standpoint, to the fan base, the atmosphere – everything about the Noles stood out,” Brewton said to the Miami Herald.
Brewton posted “Decision coming soon” on his Twitter account around 9 p.m. Wednesday, and informed FSU tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator Tim Brewster in the next hour of his decision. Brewton’s commitment even riled up Brewster, who posted:
Damn I lov recruiting Miami!! #NoleNation #305— Tim Brewster (@TimBrewster) January 9, 2014
In the last week alone, FSU beat Auburn to win the final BCS National Championship and secured commitments from two of South Florida’s best players in the Class of 2014 – Miami Central running back Dalvin Cook and West Palm Beach Cardinal Newman wide receiver Travis Rudolph. FSU might also be in good standing to land Florida commit and Homestead wide receiver Ermon Lane, who plans to make a final decision on National Signing Day on Feb. 5.
Brewton, who watched the national title game at home with his mom, said the two were “jumping around” in her room when quarterback Jameis Winston connected with Kelvin Benjamin for the game-winning touchdown in Monday’s game.
“Even though they were down 21-3 [at halftime], I was still going for the Noles,” Brewton said. “I believed in them boys that they were going to come back and they pulled it off.”
Brewton said his parents “love the decision. They think it’s a perfect fit for me.”
As for playing for the nearby University of Miami, Brewton said “Miami was always recruiting me hard, but they never offered me.
“I ain’t really worried about staying home, because I’m the kind of guy that I’d go anywhere as long as it’s a perfect fit.
“[UM] said they loved me, but they never extended the offer out to me.”
Brewton’s attention now turns to the offseason, and recruiting others to join him in Tallahassee. He’s got someone special in mind, who plans on making a decision via his respective Twitter account on Thursday at 8 p.m.
“Hopefully I hope my best friend [Miramar cornerback] Tyrek Cole becomes a Nole also when he makes his decision,” Brewton said. That’d be great.”
Cole is deciding bewteen West Virginia, Miami, FSU, Florida, South Carolina and Auburn. His coach Damon Cogdell accepted a position on West Virginia's coaching staff Wednesday.