FSU football: Things that could impact ‘Noles final 2020 recruiting ranking

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FSU football hopes to close strong with its 2020 recruiting class in just a few weeks on National Signing Day. A couple of things that could impact those rankings.

FSU football currently sits with the No. 21 ranked recruiting class in the nation with 17 signees and one commit who remains unsigned in four-star wide receiver Malachi Wideman.

There are nine blue chip players in the class(including Wideman), eight three-star players and a punter who’s rated as a two-star recruit.

That breaks down to a 50 percent blue chip ratio which is down a bit considering what FSU football has typically enrolled when they were competing for championships.

The good news is it’s the largest number of players FSU has ever signed during the early signing period which allows the staff to concentrate on a select number of players to sign to finish out the class while working on 2021 and beyond.

The bad news? As of right now, Clemson has signed 52 players between 2019-20 with 30 of them (58 percent) considered blue chip prospects. What’s worse is seven of those 30 are five-star players.

The Noles haven’t signed any five-star players since the 2017 cycle, but the good news is three of those players plan to be on the 2020 roster.

I know Mike Norvell came in and did very well during those 10 days in December prior to the Early Signing Period. However, I want to caution some fans who think it’s possible to jump near the top 10 when it’s all said and done.

It doesn’t mean it won’t be a good transitional class(class with a coaching change), it just means it likely won’t show up in the final rankings.

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