The Cam Akers mystery has come to an end.
Akers, a five-star running back and Mississippi’s top-rated prospect, committed to Florida State on Wednesday night in front of his Clinton high teammates, friends and family at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame.
Akers chose the Seminoles over Ole Miss, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and LSU.
“Florida State just offered the best situation for me with Dalvin Cook leaving for the NFL Draft and I can go in and work for a starting position,” Akers said. “It is like family down there. Tallahassee isn’t far from home, so all the Arrows are pointing toward Florida State.”
Florida State is known to producing running backs and that had a big factor in Akers decision along with Dalvin Cook leaving for the NFL Draft.
“You want to go somewhere that has a good track record at your position and Florida State has done that,” he said. “It came down to the school that best fitted me and could get me to where I want to be in the next three to four years.”
Akers, who is 5-foot-11, 213 pounds and the top rated running back in the country according to Rivals, threw for 3,128 yards with 31 touchdowns and just six interceptions and rushed for 2,105 yards with 34 touchdowns to help lead Clinton to a 14-1 record and claim the Class 6A state championship earlier this month, the first state title in the school’s history.
“Number one priority throughout the season was leading my team to a state championship and it was a blessing to do that,” Akers said. “I give credit to my teammates I could not this without them. Everybody supported each other and the community got behind us it was great.”
Akers said he made up his mind to pick Florida State two days ago.
“It was kind of hectic because I was getting messages on Twitter and was like I should just go ahead and get it over with, but I decided to wait,” he said. “Today was the day and I’m happy and I’m proud of it.”
“The recruitment process was a whirlwind,” Akers added. “I’m glad it is over with and a big lump off my shoulders.”
With Akers picking Florida State means seven of Mississippi’s top 15 prospects are heading out of state to play college football.