The drama surrounding the Signing Day plans of USC commitment DB Hamsah Nasirildeen of Concord, NC is not over because Florida State won’t take no for an answer, assuming the Seminoles have been given one. The Seminoles continued their pursuit of Nasirildeen this week with another visit from recruiter Jay Graham, a former Concord start running back.
“He still remains committed to South Carolina but there are people who are actively pursuing him,” said Concord coach Glenn Padgett. “Florida State has remained very active in recruiting him and they’ve been in. They continue to be actively involved. Again, as of right now in talking with Hamsah, he felt like the visit down there (to USC last weekend) went very well. He’s built a good rapport with the coaches down there at South Carolina. He’s comfortable with the coaches there and the direction the program is going. He told me he told the coaches down there he remains committed to them. He’s excited about what they are doing and his potential for playing next year.”
Of course, what anxious Gamecock fans would like to see are quotes from Nasirildeen stating he has shut down his recruiting and will sign with USC. But, to this point, he has not gone there publicly.
“I don’t know that he’s going to do that until the day of,” Padgett said. “He’s a 17 year old kid whose got everybody and their brother trying to tell him what to do, including a lot of adults, one of which is not me. Right now, he doesn’t want to talk to anybody. I think he’s trying to figure this out on his own and using the people that are closest to him and the coaches at South Carolina and go from there.”
Padgett said they will have a Signing Day ceremony on February 1st. Historically that’s been held at 2:00 PM.