After taking all five of his official visits and staying away from the media for the bulk of the month of January, Rivals100 defensive tackle Derrick Nnadi signed with Florida State on National Signing Day.
The Seminoles have been a contender for the Virginia Beach (Va.) Ocean Lakes star throughout his recruitment and he has built a strong bond with the coaching staff.
Nnadi visited the Tallahassee campus for an official visit Dec. 13 and felt a level of comfort there that the other schools could not match.
Distance from home clearly was not a major factor in Nnadi's recruitment. He is also part of a continuing trend of players from the Mid-Atlantic playing college football at Florida State. Some of those players include E.J. Levenberry Jr., Ronald Darby, Eddie Goldman, and all the way back to E.J. Manuel in 2008.
Nnadi obviously felt like he couldn't pass up a chance to play for the National Champions.
There is a chance that Nnadi sees some time on the offensive line as a Seminole because of the depth Florida State has on the defensive line.