FSU football has been the longtime leader for one of the top safety commits in this year’s class, but one website says there might be a late challenger.
For all the heat that people have been giving the FSU football recruiting class for the 2019 signing period, the Seminoles have been able to bring in some of the top recruits from the state of Florida as well as other states, including Georgia and the state of Maryland – and area that has been good to the Noles in the past.
With names like Darnell Dockett and Ronadl Darby among those who have made the trip from the Mid-Atlantic region down to Tallahassee, another star recruit is schedule to do the same as Nick Cross – a four star safety ranked as the top player in the state and fourth best at his position in the entire country – has been committed to FSU football since last September.
Cross has been one of the corner stones of the class and is considered by many to be a solid commit to the Seminoles – but not by all. CBSSports.com listed Cross as one of the top recruits left for schools to battle for, having the Noles going up against one Big Ten power.
When he committed to Florida State back in September, it was Penn State that came in second for the athletic safety. Penn State expects to host Cross for his final official visit on the weekend of Feb. 1 and remains a very real threat to steal him from the Seminoles.
The site also believes that Georgia and his home state school will make a late push for Cross, but that it will ultimately come down to the Seminoles and Nittany Lions for his services when he puts pen to paper on February 6th.
247Sports.com listed the Seminoles as a 100 percent lock to keep Cross in their camp, the place he has been since being the one bit of good news FSU football got on Labor Day before getting demolished by Virginia Tech
It seems like it is going to take a lot for the Nittany Lions to go in and steal someone who has been a long time commit to the Seminoles and hasn’t wavered once – but with Penn State getting the final visit, the Noles can’t get overly cocky and must continue to make sure that Cross is firmly in their camp.
Just like with most prep stars, you never know how solid their commit is and what might be the one thing that switches them – for the sake of FSU football, let us hope that nothing like that takes place before the first Wednesday in February.