Thursday, February 5, 2009

FSU RECRUIT’S ARREST HIGHLIGHTS NATIONAL SIGNING DAY

It was national signing day for NCAA college football recruits, and, as usual, the Florida State Seminoles once again made big news.

Law enforcement officials in Tallahassee, FL arrested
Florida State’s top recruit – 6’0”, 267 lbs. defensive tackle Jacobbi McDaniel – on a variety of misdemeanor and felony charges ranging from suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and marijuana to grand larceny and assault.

“We figured it was gonna get busy with all these new recruits rolling in here,” said Leon County Sheriff Larry Campbell, “So we just figured we’d go on over and arrest Jacobi to beat the rush.”

The news reached FSU’s Bobby Bowden before the fax transmitting McDaniel’s commitment could be delivered to the head coach’s war room desk. “Who?” asked Bowden, who is famous for his ability to recall the names of past, present and future players.

McDaniel is the fifth-best player in the nation according to ESPN and the top defensive tackle. He was also listed as a top player by Rivals and Scout.com. He was a member of the SuperPrep All-American Top 100 Dream Team, but his subscription to High Times magazine may have been his undoing.

A USA Today first team All-American and an Under Armour All-American, McDaniel could not be reached for comment, but his spokesperson (his mom) said something about Michael Phelps.

“Just doin’ my job,” said Sheriff Campbell who attended the University of Florida for seven weeks and three days in 1993.

Top recruits were also arrested immediately after signing letters of intent with Miami, Virginia Tech, Clemson, N.C. State and Maryland.


*items in italics may not be true.

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