FSU football: Fans react to Demorie Tate earning five-star ranking

CHESTNUT HILL, MASSACHUSETTS - NOVEMBER 09: The Florida State Seminoles Cheer Squad celebrate with "NOLES" flags after a touchdown during the fourth quarter of the game against the Boston College Eagles at Alumni Stadium on November 09, 2019 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images)
CHESTNUT HILL, MASSACHUSETTS - NOVEMBER 09: The Florida State Seminoles Cheer Squad celebrate with "NOLES" flags after a touchdown during the fourth quarter of the game against the Boston College Eagles at Alumni Stadium on November 09, 2019 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images) /
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FSU football has its first five-star in the 2020 recruiting cycle. Its top signee Demorie Tate earned the honor Tuesday afternoon.

FSU football fans have been complaining somewhat about the level of recruit the Noles have been landing after the early signing period.

I wrote about lower those expectations weeks ago as the majority of the top players have already signed their letter of intent.

The good news is FSU was able to sign one of those top players during the early signing period in cornerback Demorie Tate.

At the time, the four-star was ranked as the No. 37 player, No. 5 defensive back and No. 7 player in Florida.

However, 247Sports updated their rankings and named him a five-star Tuesday afternoon:

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The credit for getting Demorie Tate in the fold has to go to defensive tackles coach Odell Haggins who identified him EARLY in the recruiting process.

The Noles offered on April 30th, 2018, Tate committed on June 9th and has been all FSU since then and was one of the few players top programs pursued after Willie Taggart was fired.

It’s a well-deserved bump in the rankings as Tate competed well against some of the best wide receivers in the country at The Opening Finals and Under Armour All-America Game.

Tate checks in at 6’1″ 190 pounds with a documented 4.52 forty time, an outstanding 4.26 shuttle and 38.50 inch vertical.

For comparisons sake, Jalen Ramsey ran a 4.41 forty and had a shuttle time of 4.18 at his NFL Combine workout which includes three years in a college strength and conditioning program.

Most evaluations have Tate developing to become an NFL first-round draft pick.

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He has outstanding size, speed and length for a cornerback and will likely challenge for a starting spot at the boundary cornerback position as a true freshman with Stanford Samuels III declaring for the draft.