FSU basketball recruiting doesn’t have any commits for the 2023 recruiting cycle after bringing in a class of seven in the 2022 recruiting cycle.
All of those players are already on campus and practicing with the program, consisting of five prep players and two from the transfer portal.
However, fortunes for the 2023 cycle could change soon as blue-chip power forward Taylor Bowen has his commitment date for Saturday, June 25.
Bowen ranks as the No. 31 player and No. 7 power forward nationally, who hails from Brewster Academy in New Hampshire. It look as though FSU basketball is in solid position.
Bowen officially visited FSU on June 11 and has 19 offers. Arkansas, UCONN, Duke, Georgia, Houston, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State, LSU, Maryland, Marquette, Penn State, USC, and others are schools with scholarship offers to Bowen.
FSU is the only school to receive an official visit.
Bowen would be the highest-ranked commit since five-star Matthew Cleveland in the 2021 recruiting cycle. The 2022 recruiting cycle had two top-100 players, ranked No. 87 and No. 88, so the addition of Bowen would be the return of Leonard Hamilton in the mix with higher-ranked players that helped change the program into one of the top-tier programs in the nation.
I wouldn’t expect the 2023 recruiting class to be large, considering Leonard Hamilton added seven players in the last recruiting cycle. The addition of Bowen would give FSU basketball the No. 17 recruiting class by himself, and would be a great start to the 2023 recruiting cycle.
One of Bowen’s goals is to be the first NBA player to come out of Vermont, and FSU has a great track record of putting players in the NBA over the past few years. Former FSU standout Scottie Barnes is the reigning NBA Rookie of the Year.
Bowen’s announcement will take place at 3:30 PM ET, live on CBS Sports HQ.