Christmas came a few days late for Jimbo Fisher and Florida State, as 2nd-ranked running back recruit Cam Akers committed to the Seminoles on Tuesday night.
The 213-pound RB is the third 5-star to pick FSU this year, following Stanford Samuels (CB) and Joshua Kaindoh (DE). His commitment also caps off a huge month for the Seminoles’ recruiting, as fellow 5-star Kaindoh committed in early December.
Akers, a 5″11′ running back from Clinton, Mississippi, was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for the state in 2016 and ran for over 2,100 yards in his final season, scoring 34 touchdowns on the ground. He’s FSU’s best running back recruit since the ‘Noles landed Dalvin Cook in December 2013.
Akers was recruited hard by Florida State, Ole Miss, Tennessee, and Ohio State. He took his official visit to FSU in late October, visiting Ohio State as well as Michigan in November. Regardless, FSU and Ole Miss were seen as the two frontrunners to land the #4 nationally ranked Akers, who ultimately provided the ‘Noles with a late Christmas present on Tuesday night.