FSU football: FSU commit Joshua Farmer gets composite ranking

FSU football recruiting received a boost in its 2021 class ranking when defensive end Joshua Farmer finally received a composite ranking.

FSU football recruiting saw its 2021 class ranking decrease over the past few weeks. Some fans probably were concerned with being ranked No. 28 in the nation.

Two factors contributing to that situation. One is the Noles only have four commitments for the 2021 recruiting cycle.

The other is one of those commits did not have a composite ranking at all, which heavily impacted the overall class ranking.

Sites that rank recruits are usually behind in ranking players this time of year but with all sports being shut down, I suppose it gave some sites time to update things.

Defensive end Joshua Farmer was the first player to verbally commit to Mike Norvell and staff. He committed in January and now has a three-star composite ranking according to 247Sports.

Farmer getting his composite ranking improved the FSU’s overall ranking from No. 28 to No. 22. He’s considered the No. 511 player nationally, No. 34 strong-side defensive end and No. 74 player in Florida with the potential to become a four-star recruit with a strong senior season.

He currently holds offers from FSU, Miami, Louisville, Tennessee, UCF, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, Maryland, Texas A&M, and other smaller schools outside the power-five conferences.

Farmer’s 6’3″ 250 pounds with another year of high school left, and most importantly, fits a huge position of need at defensive end. The Noles will lose both Joshua Kaindoh and Janarius Robinson after the 2020 season, and will need talent and depth at the position moving forward.

Farmer seems to have a chip on his shoulder coming from a small area in Florida. His social media usually shows him putting in work in the off-season and is a good follow.

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Aside from being talented, it’s the type of mindset Coach Norvell and staff are looking to bring into the program.