FSU football needs an elite recruiting class in the 2020 cycle. It looks like they are going to stay close to home to try to get it.
FSU football recruiting brought in its worst ranked class last cycle after having its worst team in nearly 40 seasons.
However, that recruiting class wasn’t always set up to FSU’s poorest class. The Noles were in excellent position to land some of the nation’s best recruits.
The problem was they spent so much time on big fish located outside of recruiting hotbeds like Florida and Georgia that they missed on a lot of good talent located closer.
Ultimately, they only signed two players in the 2019 recruiting cycle that would come from outside of those two states.
However, a large portion of those players were not players the Noles were recruiting earlier in the cycle.
The 2020 recruiting cycle is starting off similar to the last with FSU in a good spot for a lot of blue chip talent. The biggest difference? Most of the focus is on players in the state of Florida or Georgia.
In fact, the Noles have nine commitments for the 2020 class with eight of them hailing from Florida and the other from Georgia. All eight of the Florida players are ranked in the top 100 in the state with the Georgia player listed as the No. 30 player in that state.
The rankings are still a work in progress with the likelihood these commits should get better rankings for the most part. This recruiting staff seems to be excellent evaluators of talent.
It’s a clear indicator the FSU football coaching staff is concentrating on winning the state of Florida while landing quality players from Georgia as FSU has done in years past.
If we look at the top 25 FSU targets (by ranking and not committed to FSU) according to Noles247 you’ll see 12 of them are from the state of Florida with 11 of them ranked as four-star or better.
That’ll do every time if FSU football is able to reel in those type of players from the home state.