Former FSU recruit speaks out on decision to decommit

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By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
November 30, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Israel Mukuamu was one of three Florida State football recruits to announce their decommitment from the program on Wednesday night.

Mukuamu, when talking with WCTV, explained his decision to announce he was reopening his recruitment.

"It's tough. I know he's [Jimbo Fisher] in a hard situation, but I just don't want to go into something that I'm not sure about. He might be there, he might not, I don't know. He didn't speak on it."

Considered a four-star prospect by the recruiting service Rivals and a three-star recruit by 247Sports, Mukuamu has an impending decision to make on his future - he plans on signing his National Letter of Intent in December - and said he was uncomfortable with the uncertainty surrounding the coaching situation as it currently stands.

"I didn't want to take the risk of putting my name on a piece of paper and not knowing what my future would be," he explained.

Mukuamu isn't the only one who felt that way, as Houston Griffith and Verdis Brown also announced via Twitter their intents to decommit from FSU.

Mukuamu said he spoke with Griffith on Wednesday evening, "He wanted to opt out too because he didn't know what would happen. We're all confused. We just want answers."

If there's a silver lining for FSU fans, in this case, it's that Mukuamu said he is open to recommitting to the Seminoles, "I'm just going to see what happens and see if they get their situation figured out."

The Louisiana native also said he'll be looking at Georgia and South Carolina, and is taking an official visit to Purdue this Saturday. All three schools were among the nearly 20 who made official offers to him.

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