Florida International University (FIU) has only had four winning seasons since 2004 and only two since they moved from the Sun Belt Conference to Conference USA at the start of the 2013 season.
On Monday, the Golden Panthers generated some buzz on social media after the school received a commitment from Rowdy Beers, who played tight end and defensive line at the high school level. Regardless of the skill Beers may or may not possess, the college football world was abuzz.
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Beers played for Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, before he committed to Florida International. According to On3 Sports, Beers also had offers from Northern Colorado and Missouri Western State.
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“All glory to God!! Committed!!! I would like to thank my parents and my coaches for the sacrifices they made and making me the player and person I am today. Paws up,” he tweeted.
The viral commitment came about four days after FIU and head coach Mike MacIntyre agreed to a contract extension through the 2027 season.
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“I am honored to have the opportunity to continue to lead such a remarkable group of student-athletes and staff here at FIU,” MacIntyre said in a news release. “From President Jessell and AD Scott Carr to the entire FIU community, we are energized about the future of FIU football. I can't thank them enough for their support and belief in our vision. The future is bright!”