Pruitt to be named FSU DC

Florida State's search for a defensive coordinator has come to an end.

Pruitt has worked at Alabama since 2007. He has been the defensive backs coach since 2010.

Multiple sources have confirmed to Noles247 that Jeremy Pruitt, who has served as the defensive backs coach at Alabama since 2010, has agreed to become just the third defensive coordinator at FSU since 1984.

Pruitt follows Mark Stoops, who recently became the head coach at Kentucky after three seasons at Florida State. It is his first job as a coordinator.

Pruitt joined Alabama as the director of player development in 2007 and was promoted to defensive backs coach in 2010. Since then, he has overseen one of the nation's top secondaries, a group that has produced NFL draft picks Mark Barron, Dre Kirkpatrick and DeQuan Menzie. Since 2010, the Crimson Tide has ranked sixth (2012), first (2011) and 13th (2010) yearly in pass defense.

Pruitt was also named 247Sports' 2012 recruiter of the year for his role in helping the Tide land the nation's top-ranked class.

Prior to Alabama, Pruitt coached for three seasons at Hoover High School in Alabama, a program that was the subject of the MTV reality show “Two-a-days.”

A native Rainsville, Ala., played college football at Middle Tennessee and Alabama and eventually graduated from West Alabama in 1999.

Jeremy Pruitt
Age: 38
Experience: Sixteen years in coaching, three at Alabama

Playing career: Plainview High School (All-state 1991 and 1992), Middle Tennessee, Alabama

Coaching history:
1997: Alabama (student assistant)
1998 and 2000: Plainview High School (defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach)
2001-03: Fort Payne (Ala.) High School (assistant)
2004-06: Hoover (Ala.) High School (defensive coordinator)
2007-09: Alabama (director of player development)
2010-present: Alabama (defensive backs coach)

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