Florida State lost out on 3-star linebacker Devin Bush Jr., who spurned the Seminoles for Michigan. The Seminoles only have one linebacker currently committed in 3-star Emmett Rice. Florida State needs at least three linebackers in this cycle, and would like to land four. So who do the Seminoles turn to now?
One answer is a recruit that is already on the commitment list. 3-star hybrid Josh Brown is mobile enough to play inside for the Seminoles, and has really improved in coverage this season. He is an early enrollee so the Seminoles will have an idea of where he'll fit in early.
Florida State is also in the mix for 4-star linebackers Keion Joyner and Dontavious Jackson. Joyner has had Florida State on the top of his list for most of the recruiting cycle, and the Seminoles are in good position to land him. Jackson visited Florida State for the Miami game, and thoroughly enjoyed his visit. The Seminoles will be in it for Jackson until the end.
The Seminoles can also turn to 3-star linebacker Jonathan Jones, who has been communicating with the Seminoles for the last couple months. Florida State has not yet offered, but that offer could come soon.
While Florida State wanted to land Bush Jr., they have plenty of options at linebacker.