FSU football has needed offensive linemen for quite some time. Jake Slaughter is the first one to commit to the 2021 recruiting cycle.
FSU football landed one of its major offensive line targets in three-star interior lineman Jake Slaughter who announced his commitment to the Noles.
He’s the fifth commitment for Mike Norvell, and the first offensive lineman to join the class. The addition moves FSU up from No. 30 to No. 22 in the national rankings.
Slaughter hails from Ocala, Florida, and is considered the No. 585 player nationally and No. 6 offensive center while being considered the No. 86 player in Florida.
He stands 6’4″ 300 pounds and holds 22 offers from the likes of FSU, Miami, Missouri, Georgia Tech, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Vanderbilt, Virginia, and others.
He announced the commitment via his Twitter account, which can be seen below:
— Jake Slaughter (@JakeSlaughter5) April 13, 2020
FSU football fans understand the importance of addressing the offensive line and seem excited Slaughter will be wearing garnet and gold.
Welcome to the tribe 🍢🍢🍢 pic.twitter.com/yFp7sLfQeT
— 💸GoGetta💸 (@BigPete777) April 13, 2020
— T (@T05327163) April 13, 2020
— Gene Mills (@WaimeaNole) April 13, 2020
Welcome big man. Looking forward to watching you Slaughter D lineman
— Ryan (@Ryan92520234) April 13, 2020
— Markus Kelley (@MarkusKelley2) April 13, 2020
Go noles!!! Glad to have u big boy 🍢💯💪
— Chad K. (@ChadKidwell) April 13, 2020
— ShiftLeader Bobby🍢🍢🍢 (@StuntmanPaul) April 13, 2020
Slaughter is an important addition because the coaching staff put a lot of work into his recruitment.
He recently stated he was talking with them more than anyone, and he had visited several times after getting offered by the old staff. However, offensive line coach Alex Atkins picked up where they left off and quickly established a connection with Slaughter who talked about how different the new staff was after his initial visit with them.
The coaching staff has been quietly assembling some nice pieces from the transfer portal while offering several 2022 targets. It’s nice to see their hard work pay off for 2021 at a huge position of need.
Here’s to hoping this commitment will ignite some momentum for the 2021 class moving forward as the staff is in a good position for some of their targets.