FSU Football: Coaches already laying recruiting groundwork for 2021

FSU football is off to a good start in the 2020 recruiting cycle and is already putting in work for the next class.

I wrote about how FSU football is getting back to its roots with the 2020 recruiting class on Monday.

All nine of the current commitments are from Florida and Georgia with a ton of other quality targets from those two states.

The move to put David Kelly in that recruiting GM role he originally was supposed to have before coaching the wide receivers last year seems to be paying off.

FSU recruiting seems more structured and organized than the past year and the staff are already laying the groundwork for 2021.

The Noles have already offered 71 players from the 2021 class. Remember how I said they were getting back to their roots in Florida and Georgia?

Well, a whopping 63 percent of those offers (45) come from those two states alone. The influence of Kendal Briles and Randy Clements is apparent with nine players from Texas being offered.

For comparison sake:

  • Alabama (66 offers)
  • Clemson (5?)
  • Florida (98) with 28 offers for Florida players
  • Miami (66) with 36 offers from Florida players
  • FSU (71) with 35 offers from Florida players and 10 from Georgia players


All of those numbers are from 247Sports and I find it odd Clemson has only offered five players, but they only have (54) 2021 prospects listed. I know they can be picky right now, but they are also hitting at a rate that’s not sustainable.

I have no idea what Florida is doing in the 2021 class with just 29 percent of the offers going to Florida players. Miami has 55 percent of their offers going to players from Florida. However, they always start out strong and fall off like big mac toppings down the stretch.

I’d put FSU’s facilities and environment up against what Miami has any day of the week. It’s great to see FSU already out and about trying to form these relationships early.

If they get eight or more wins on the field in 2019, I think the 2020 class should finish top 10 and that 2021 class could be top five.