FSU Football: 2017 National Signing Day Updated Signee Tracker

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Nov 26, 2016; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles Chief Osceola holds his spear above his head before the game against the Florida Gators at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports /

Players Signed Between 7-8 AM

James Blackman – QB / 6’5″, 185 lbs. (Belle Glades – Glades Central)

A four star recruit who has been committed to the Seminoles for a long time, Blackman stuck with his verbal commit and was one of the first to sign Wednesday. Don’t be surprised if he competes early with fellow signee Bailey Hockman to back up Deondre Francois this season.

DeCalon Brooks – LB or DB / 6’0″, 195 lbs. (Tampa – Gaither)

The three star prospect is the son of one of the best to ever suit up for the Seminoles, linebacker Derrick Brooks. The youngster may be moved back to safety due to his size, playing the classic “Tampa 2” style position employed while his dad shined for the Bucs.

D.J. Matthews – WR / 6’1″, 175 lbs. (Jacksonville – University Christian)

Another long time commit to the Seminoles, the four star prospect signed early Wednesday morning. Matthews shined this season and was named to the U.S. Army All American Game. Matthews has the talent to possibly be on the field in the 2017 opener against Alabama.

Khalan Laborn – RB / 5’10”, 199 lbs. (Ocean Lakes, VA – Bishop Sullivan)

A five star stud from the Commonwealth who has been committed to the Seminoles since July of 2016. Laborn ran for 77 yards and a touchdown in the Under Armour All-American Game. Will compete instantly for starting time along with Cam Akers in what could be one of the best young backfield in all of college football.

Tre Lawson – DE / 6’6″, 248 lbs. (North Augusta, SC)

A four star player from the Palmetto State, Lawson surprised some by choosing the Seminoles over other schools, including Ole Miss. He has the physical size and ability to be successful (see Brian Burns), but will likely take a year to fill out and get used to the speed of college football.

Brady Scott – OT / 6’6″, 285 lbs. (Powder Springs, GA – Mount Paran Christian)

A three star recruit who is ranked as one of the top all around prep players in the country, also sought after as a top baseball prospect. Scott ranks as one of the top 100 targets at his position and should compete for playing time.