The time had arrived, and Branden Jennings stood up, pulled off the sweater and revealed a jersey that meant something old and something new.

The Sandalwood junior linebacker, among the top linebacker prospects in the Southeast, announced his commitment to play football with Florida State on Friday morning at the school.

Twenty years ago, his father, Bradley Jennings, wore the No. 44 Seminoles jersey while chasing down Virginia Tech quarterback Michael Vick on the way to FSU‘s second national title under Bobby Bowden.

This time, it was Branden wearing his father‘s old jersey, complete with Nokia Sugar Bowl patch, and performing a ceremonial tomahawk chop as Bradley Jennings and a gymnasium full of Sandalwood students cheered him on.