He has not family connection to the Tigers, but he does go to school at the University School, which is right there on the LSU campus.
So most feel the Tigers have the edge, but FSU is actually a school Ealy grew up watching when he could.
The Seminoles like the 6-foot-6, 280 pound four-star sophomore too.
After participating in FSU's camp for a short amount of time last July, Ealy was called out, taken to Jimbo Fisher, and then offered a scholarship.
"I only worked out for 30-40 minutes, then they offered me, so it was very quick. I had a good talk with Coach Jimbo Fisher, he offered me, and I really liked the way he talked to me.
"I really liked it when I was there. It is a real chill atmosphere at Florida State, it was relaxing, and I could see myself there. I really like the coaching staff."
With early offers in from Florida, LSU, Mississippi State, and Texas to go with FSU's, Ealy is keeping his options open. He saw his teammate Dylan Moses commit to LSU very early in the process, but he does not plan to follow that route.
"I want to take the recruiting process slow and just take all of my visits," said Ealy. "I am looking for a great education, a place where I can play early, and just be surrounded by good people."
Expect Ealy to quickly double his offer total this spring. Scout projects him to be one of the top offensive tackle prospects in the country for 2017.