7/23: FSU Recruiting Scoop

Read on for all the latest recruiting news and information concerning Florida State. Lorenzo Carter, Fredrick Jones, Chad Thomas, and more covered here.

The commitment of Fredrick Jones is the most off the radar take of the Jimbo Fisher era at Florida State. He is unranked by all the services and only reports offers from Fordham and Western Kentucky. Making the move to Miami Central he will be playing on one of the best teams in the state and likely lining up solely at DT. He camped on Friday at FSU so he was seen up close by Odell Haggins and the staff. Landing a prospect from Miami Central is a good thing as they are loaded for years to come. Lastly Jones is a triple legacy with his father, Fred, uncle, Marvin, and cousin, James Colzie all wearing the garnet and gold.

One player who absolutely fits this class perfectly is Norcross DE Lorenzo Carter. Of course he fits every program in the country as he is a bona fide stud. He last visited FSU on June 15th and the 'Noles seem to be trailing Alabama, Florida, and Georgia at this time. It looks like this will be a very difficult pull with most feeling that Alabama holds the early edge. Interestingly those three SEC teams all run the 3-4 defense.

There is no question that Chad Thomas's commitment to Miami was a bit of a surprise as most felt that FSU stood a good chance at landing the future five-star. We expect FSU to continue to pursue Thomas and if he takes official visits to schools other than Miami......FSU will be at the top of the list with Alabama and LSU. Rumor is that after last years tough stretch run, head coach Ice Harris wanted his players committed before their senior seasons.

FSU currently has five wide receivers verbally committed: Javonte Seabury (5'9), CJ Worton (6'0), JoJo Robinson (6'0), Ryan Sousa (6'0), and Markell Pack (6'2). That would be a great class, but there is much uncertainty here and Coach Dawsey continues to pursue Ermon Lane, Travis Rudolph, Cameron Sims, Malachi Dupre, and others. Robinson has two teammates committed to Miami now and things seem to be trending in the 'Cane direction like they trended in the Gator direction with J.C. Jackson earlier this year. Right now we would expect him in Miami's class before FSU's.


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