FSU football has offered 89 players from the state of Florida from the 2021 recruiting cycle. How do the rankings for those players stack up?
FSU football is off to a solid start in the 2021 recruiting cycle with four commitments. The Noles have three commits from Florida and one from Mississippi.
It’s still early in terms of 2021 recruiting rankings being updated as players develop and get more exposure.
One common narrative among FSU football fans on National Signing Day was FSU signing a lot of three-star players.
We’ve covered why that was the case, but I wanted to take a look at who the Noles are vying for in 2021, particularly in the state of Florida.
There are 51 blue-chip players in Florida currently, and the Noles have offered 48 of them. They’ve also offered 27 three-stars and 14 players with no composite ranking.
FSU football three-star running back commit KeyShawn Spencer took home MVP honors at a Rivals camp over the weekend.
— Rivals Camp Series (@RivalsCamp) February 16, 2020
Credit must be given to Willie Taggart’s staff for finding Spencer and evaluating his talent. It’ll be up to Mike Norvell and staff to continue building that relationship and keeping him in the fold as the recruiting cycle unfolds.
He’s a player that could ascend the rankings as they’re updated. How many of the 41 three-star or lower ranked players will become four-star players later? Most of the highest-ranked recruits have already been recruited by other top programs for months, as 11 of the 51 blue-chip players have already verbally committed to schools.
Mike Norvell’s first 2021 commit Joshua Farmer doesn’t have a composite ranking at this time but is another player that will see his stock continue to rise.
Unranked @FSUFootball commit @colaboy_j5 Vs 6’7 4 ⭐️ prospect today @Rivals @3StripesCircuit @Coach_Norvell @fbcoachfuller @Keith247Sports @CNee247 @ZBlostein247 @Noles247 @AGhafir247 (2nd Rep) pic.twitter.com/HyN6RHA38m
— Coach Ris (@Coach2Bless) February 17, 2020
That’s Farmer competing and showing well at a Rivals camp over the weekend. That’s going to be the challenge of this FSU coaching staff, evaluating these three-star recruits who have the potential to see their rankings increase as more evaluations are done and building those relationships. It looks like they’re on the right track.