The Florida quarterback who became Georgia State’s first commitment for 2013 … changed his mind two days later.
On Saturday, DJ Juste of Port St. Lucie, Fla., pledged to Georgia State. On Monday, he called Georgia State coach Bill Curry. At that point, Juste wasn’t calling to de-commit but to let Georgia State he would be visiting other schools.
“I slept on it for two days and it hit me that I committed … I felt like I rushed it a little bit,” Juste told the AJC on Monday night. “I told Coach Bill Curry that I was still going to visit other schools and he got kind of upset. I mean, you could hear it in his voice.”
A couple of hours later, Juste said he contacted Georgia State assistant Anthony Midget and officially de-committed. “Coach [Midget] was understanding. He said it was hard to get mad because it’s a big decision because it will affect the next 4-5 years of my life. He said they still want me.”
What’s next for the QB? The 6-foot-1, 185-pounder wants to wait until after his senior season and take official visits before deciding. He also has offers from Georgia Southern, Navy, Western Michigan, UMass and Florida Atlantic, among others.
“Georgia State is still very high on my list, and a lot of my friends are considering going there” Juste said. “I’ll just wait and take my visits and see if I feel the same way.”
The Panthers have had some tough luck in recruiting quarterbacks in recent months: Last February, longtime QB commit Trent Thompson of McEachern High School switched to Tennessee Tech just before signing day.
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