FSU’s Jared Verse, Jammie Robinson rely on moms for guidance

When jared poetry When he entered the transfer portal last November after a brief career at the University at Albany ended, his mother, Janniene, turned their dining room into a decision-making room, with job letters and project breakdowns adorning the walls.With her help, Verse finally chose Florida continue his career.

So when Verse comes home for the holidays, the Seminole sprinter knows he can count on his mother to take care of things.

“There are postcards all over the wall: this, that, what to do, what this one is saying and what this other is saying,” Verse said. “I said to her, ‘It’s like Tuesday. What are you doing?’

“My mom knows more than I do. It was great to sit down with my family and see everything and lay it out.”

Florida State defensive end Jared Verse talks about the importance of his mother, who has played a huge role in his career, helping him deal with the challenges of a possible NFL career Decision challenge.

It’s been a great season for Verse, the 6-foot-4, 248-pound All-AmericanACC honor After a total of 41 tackles, including 14.5 missed tackles, 7.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble and 1 kick block. His performance has many predicting he will be a first or second round pick in the NFL draft.

While the redshirt sophomore opted to focus all his attention on FSU’s Cheez-It Bowl game against Oklahoma State on Thursday, Verse handed the option of his NFL future to his mother.

“When I got home, people would call me, but my mom said, ‘Let me hold this. Let me do this for you. You sit back, relax; rest your body,'” Verse recalls road. “She took a load off my shoulders and for that I can’t thank you enough.”

Verse isn’t the only FSU player about to make a decision.

Florida State quarterback Anthony Richardson (15) is pressured by Florida State defensive back Jamie Robinson (10) during the regular season finale in Tallahassee. Robinson has yet to make a decision about his future, but his mother will play an important role in helping him make the choice.

Safety jamie robinson, who is also committed to playing the Sooners at Camping World Stadium, was projected as a possible draft pick. The redshirt teenager was also named to the All-ACC first team after leading the Seminoles in tackles (86). As with his teammates’ maternal drive, Robinson’s mother, Satarius Monson, was instrumental in helping him make the decision.

“That’s my rock; that’s who’s always there for me,” Robinson said. “She’s my personal assistant, my manager, my agent — she’s all of it, and my whole goal is to put her in a position that she’s good at.”

Still, Robinson said the focus this week has been facing Oklahoma.

“I’ve always had a football awareness. I’m here. I’m with my brothers now because I know when it’s over, it’s over and I’m going to miss it,” he said. “Now, I’m not going to try to miss it. I’m going to cherish every moment I have with my brothers.”

Underclassmen must declare for the NFL draft by January 16th.

This article first appeared on Orlando Sentinel Network. Email Matt Mershall mmurschel@orlandosentinel.com or follow him on Twitter @osmattmurschel.