FSU football got its eighth commitment in its 2021 recruiting class, and its first wide receiver who hails from South Carolina.
FSU football added a verbal commitment from three-star wide receiver Joshua Burrell Friday evening.
The Blythewood, South Carolina, product chose the Noles over 26 other offers after being offered on Valentine’s Day.
Burrell is considered the No. 456 player overall, No. 75 wide receiver and No. 3 player in the state of South Carolina.
He chooses the Noles over the likes of Georgia Tech, Louisville, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Arkansas, Virginia Tech, Duke, Arizona State, Kansas State, Northwestern, Wake Forest, NC State, Nebraska, Penn State, Virginia, West Virginia, and others.
He announced the commitment via his Twitter account with a nice video:
It’s A Blessing Just To Be Here, Committed 🖤🤞🏾 pic.twitter.com/CtVSFXPJlF
— Joshua Burrell (@JoshBurr9_) May 29, 2020
Thoughts On The Commitment
FSU hasn’t taken a ton of players from South Carolina in recent years, but I think Burrell is a good take for the Noles as their first wide receiver commitment in the class.
He visited in March just before the coronavirus shut everything down and had been trending to the Noles ever since.
What’s Burrell like as a player? I’m not sure if he can just outrun smaller defensive backs, but he has excellent size at 6’2″and 208 pounds, and should develop into a good receiver with the ability to beat smaller defensive backs with strong hands and high pointing the ball early on. He’ll need to improve his route-running like most high school receivers, but the coaches wouldn’t take him if they didn’t believe he could be a playmaker for them.
He’s an important piece in the recruiting class to pair with QB commit Luke Altmyer.
The commitment moves FSU football from No. 43 to No. 31 with the Noles in a solid position to add up to 14 more commitments in this class.