Kamrin Solomon, a wide receiver from Jacksonville-Mandarin, makes a catch at an FAU camp last month. (Owl Access Photo)
First to commit
Kamrin Solomon, a wide receiver from Jacksonville-Mandarin, is the first player to commit to FAU for the 2013 recruiting class.
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Florida Atlantic has landed its first verbal commitment of the 2013 recruiting class.
Kamrin Solomon, a wide receiver from Jacksonville-Mandarin, has committed to play for the Owls, Solomon told Owl Access on Tuesday.
"It was one of those things that when I got to Boca Raton I just felt at home and it just felt right," Solomon said. "It's only four hours away from Jacksonville and you can tell the coaching staff is like a real family organization. You can tell that they care about their players and want the best for everybody."
The 6-foot, 180-pound Solomon participated in an FAU camp last month and performed well. It was his first time on campus and he enjoyed his unofficial visit to FAU, he said.
“It was a good experience and really fun,” Solomon said. “I took a tour of the stadium and it blew my mind when we got to the top and you could see the ocean. That was remarkable and one of those things I’ll never forget.”
Solomon was also being recruited by Arkansas, Clemson, Arkansas State and Western Kentucky.
Solomon committed on Tuesday morning, he said and then found out he was the Owls’ first commitment when his mother was looking to see who else was in FAU’s recruiting class.
“It’s pretty cool to be the first in the class of 2013,” Solomon said. “It makes me feel really good.”
Solomon said the fact that FAU has a computer engineering major also was a factor in his decision.