FSU football has been one of the five finalists for the services of Kayvon Thibodeaux, but are they now the team to beat in that race for the prep star?
While the first season for new FSU football head coach Willie Taggart hasn’t gone exactly as planned in the eyes of those in garnet and gold, the transition season has not been a bad one when it comes to the world of recruiting – as the current class for #Tribe19 ranks in the top 10 by many services.
Of course, that number could be closer to a top five if one player decides to take his talents to Tallahassee. All eyes of the recruiting world are waiting on the decision of defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux – as the 6’5″ defensive end from Southern California is deciding between five of the top programs in the country.
Along with FSU football being on that list, Thibodeaux is also considering rival Florida along with USC, Alabama and Oregon. Already, he has taken official visits to the four schools not in his backyard – including seeing the Seminoles in the season opener against Virginia Tech.
Recently, Thibodeaux took his official visit to see the Ducks in action when they won an overtime showdown with Washington – and posted on social media that we would move up his commitment date while posting an interesting tweet about a potential decision.
I’ll be the guy to shock the world
— kayvon thibodeaux (@kayvonT8) October 14, 2018
Now, some could read that as being he might pick one of the teams on the list not considered a favorite – which according to 247Sports would mean either Florida or Oregon, while also remembering that Thibodeaux sparked national attention when he raved about Florida A&M while visiting FSU football earlier this year.
At the same time, the most recent crystal ball projections for the website have Thibodeaux choosing the Seminoles when the time comes.
In April, FSU football had no chance according to the predictions with the Trojans being the runaway favorite – but the Seminoles were up to 11 percent by May and trailed USC by four percentage points entering the football season before overtaking them recently.
With time still until the pick is made, there is no telling where Thibodeaux will end up – but if he does come to Tallahassee, there will be plenty to celebrate for the next three to five seasons for the Seminoles.