When Davie University School running back Jordan Scarlett announced his commitment to Florida Atlantic on Dec. 27, 2013, his cousin Rodrick Archer did not know what to think.
“Truthfully, when I first heard it I was like, ‘Alright, who’s pulling a prank? This is a good joke, this is a good joke,’” Archer said with a laugh on Saturday. "Then after some time, I’m going down my [Twitter] timeline and I’m like ‘Oh, this is getting serious. It might be true.’
“So I made a phone call to him and asked him, and he was like, ‘Yeah, it’s official.’ So I was like ‘I guess I’m on the team.’”
Archer, a 2015 South Plantation defensive back rated a three-star prospect by Rivals, committed to FAU on Friday night – of all places, while eating at a Steak n’ Shake – after visiting the school earlier that day.