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Recruiting Snapshot: Florida State Seminoles

Brandon Jennings
Brandon Jennings (Rivals.com)

While most of college football has been put on hold, recruiting marches on. The class of 2021 has seen a wave of commitments since the start of April, and the team rankings have adjusted to reflect growing classes. We are taking a snapshot of each class in their order of the Rivals Team Rankings, and continue today with a look at the Florida State Seminoles.

FLORIDA STATE COMMITMENT LIST

CLASS OF 2021 RANKINGS: Rivals250 | Position | Team | State

CLASS OF 2022: Top 100

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FLORIDA STATE

Current rank: No. 39

Number of commits: 6

Top commits: Four-star LB Brandon Jennings (No. 49 overall), four-star QB Luke Altmyer (No. 236 overall), four-star DB Hunter Washington (No. 157 overall).

Top targets: Four-star DT Tywone Malone (No. 44 overall), four-star WR Destyn Pazon (No. 170 overall), four-star DE Shambre Jackson (No. 191 overall), four-star ATH Terrion Arnold (No. 209 overall), three-star OT Jacoby Jackson.

LOCAL REACTION

“Obviously some FSU fans are hitting the panic button to a degree with FSU's class currently being ranked near the 40s. However. I think the Seminoles have positioned themselves for a lot of targets that just haven't announced yet.They are trending well with local safety Ahmari Harvey and in solid position for Kameron Grays. In addition they look good for four-star tight end Michael Trigg. They also already have their quarterback of the future in four-star Luke Altmyer. They also sit in good position with wide receiver Destyn Pazon. There are other guys like four-star defensive tackle Ty Malone and Quentin Sommerville that they are major players for, among others. I would say the big focus is landing some edge rushers and offensive tackles. FSU is a team to know with defensive end Shambre Jackson. They are very involved with several tackles and casting a very wide net, something previous staffs haven't done. So on paper the commits haven't come quite yet, but the preparation and vibes have been positive.” – Michael Langston, Warchant.com

NATIONAL REACTION

“Talk about a tough break. FSU was put in a hyper-difficult spot by happenstance, as it hired a new staff with few ties to Florida a few months before a global pandemic shut down recruiting.This would normally be a crucial time for the new staff to hit the road and shake hands all over the state, It’s hard to blame Mike Norvell for the slow start. So much of what FSU becomes in the future will hinge on what takes place this fall, as major improvement on the field could pique the interest of elite players. Another poor season combined with reduced facetime with recruits, however, could set this Seminole staff even further behind the 8-ball than it is already. – Rob Cassidy, Southeast recruiting analyst

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