In what is sure to be a huge loss for Coach Will Muschamp’s incoming recruiting class, safety/linebacker prospect Hamsah Nasirildeen has decommitted from the South Carolina Gamecocks, per his official Twitter. In the same post, Nasirildeen announced that he will flip his commitment to the Florida State Seminoles, who have made a huge push for him as of late.
After receiving an invite to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, Nasirildeen flew up recruiting boards last week, checking in at the mid-sixties for most major recruiting sites. The second highest-rated commit in the 2017 class, Nasirildeen was expected to contribute right away to Carolina’s linebacking corps. However, in the past few weeks more and more speculation formed about a possible Seminole flip, as Jimbo Fisher persistently went after Nasirildeen - and ultimately prevailed.
The 2017 recruiting class, sans Nasirildeen, will likely slide from its current Top 20 placing. This is a major disappointment for South Carolina fans, but hopefully will be the last decommitment from the class, as another talented player, Jamyest Williams, is getting last-minute push from Kirby Smart’s staff at Georgia. This is unfortunate news, especially so close to National Signing Day, but it’s important to remember that a lot can happen between now and February 1st.