According to multiple published reports, Alabama defensive backs coach Jeremy Pruitt has accepted a job as Florida State’s defensive coordinator.
Former Tide assistant coach Sal Sunseri could join Pruitt on the Seminoles’ defensive staff.
Tomahawk Nation and 247sports.com have reported the hire of Pruitt, although Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher hasn’t made an official announcement. FSU defensive coordinator Mark Stoops has left the Seminoles to take the Kentucky head coaching job.
Florida State defensive back commitment Marquez White of Dothan posted on Twitter on Sunday, “Coach Pruitt to FSU ayyyyyyyy.”
Coachingsearch.com is reporting Alabama might target Georgia Tech defensive coordinator Charles Kelley as Pruitt’s possible replacement.
Pruitt, 37, joined Nick Saban‘s staff at Alabama in 2007 as director of player development. He began coaching defensive backs in 2010.
He was named National Recruiter of the Year last season by 247sports.com.
Like Pruitt, Fisher has coached under Saban, serving as his offensive coordinator at LSU during 2000-04.
Sunseri, 53, coached linebackers at Alabama during 2009-11 before joining Derek Dooley‘s staff as defensive coordinator. Sunseri was fired at the end of the Vols’ 2012 season when Dooley and his staff were dismissed.