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On the same day as Florida State added one of the top linebackers in the country, the Seminoles outdid themselves by adding the top defensive tandem in the country as they raided nearby Wakulla High School.

"Me and C.J. [Holton] committed today to FSU," said Nigel Bradham, who will be named as the a member of the National 100 tomorrow and a five star prospect. "When we were up there for the spring game on Saturday, we told them we were going to commit but we just didn't know for sure if we should do it. So told the coaches we would go home and we talked to our moms about it to make sure they were okay with everything. They thought it was a great decision."

So Bradham and Holton woke up this morning to call the coaches and gave them the good news.

"They said we made their day," added Bradham.

Perhaps the understatement of the week, Bradham and Holton are both potential National 100 members when the rankings come out on Monday and will be battling for a spot in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. For now, the two are just happy to know they will be battling in Tallahassee for years to come.

"There is something about that place that I love. Great coaches, great fans, great campus, great tradition. It is an all-around great school. When I was up there, I just got this feeling in me, and I hadn't had that feeling anywhere else."

Bradham admitted he actually thought about committing even before the spring game, but he was not sure if he should go ahead with a decision.

"I had thought about it a little, and I was going to do it depending on how the day went by."

"We had to do it," said Holton (right) who received his official offer from the Noles after the spring game while in Coach Bobby Bowden's office. "That was just unreal talking to Coach Bowden yesterday about my offer, and I was really waiting on it. That was the only shcool in the nation that needs me like they do and I knew I wanted to be there.

"It is close to home and close to family. It is a great program, but there's more than just going to school and football. Being thirty minutes to my grandparents and twenty to my parents, that really means a lot to me. I've been smiling for two days."

Bradham found himself smiling as well as the Seminole coaches felt he can step in and play early like another highly-rated prospect out of a near-by school -- Ernie Sims.

"They said that I'm close to him, but it's a great comparison for me. I'd love to be like him, somebody like that. Him and Derrick Brooks, they are awesome, great people with great attitude. They said that if I work hard, I could probably start as a freshman and definitely get early playing time."

While both players could see the field early, Holton knows that this incoming class has an attitude the fans want to see.

"Tell them that we're going to step things up a notch and we're going to help put FSU back on the national championship picture."

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