Alabama DB coach Jeremy Pruitt to replace Mark Stoops at FSU

Mike Ehrmann

The reigning 247 Sports Recruiter of the Year will take over as defensive coordinator at Florida State.

Alabama Crimson Tide defensive backs coach Jeremy Pruitt has been named the new defensive coordinator with the Florida State Seminoles, replacing coach Mark Stoops who took over the head coaching job with the Kentucky Wildcats.

As reported Sunday at SB Nation's Tomahawk Nation, Pruitt has only spent two seasons coaching officially at the FBS level. Pruitt was first named director of player development at Alabama in 2007 before being promoted to the defensive backs position coach after the 2010 season.

According to Tomahawk Nation, Pruitt made his mark at Alabama as a top-notch recruiter with connections in a talent-rich area of the country and was named Recruiter of the Year by 247 Sports in 2012 after recruiting one of the nation's top classes.

Pruitt began his coaching career in high school after playing defensive back for the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders and the Crimson Tide. He was also a student assistant coach for the Crimson Tide in 1997.

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