FSU football: Trust coaches evaluation with Jamorie Flagg commitment

FSU special teams coordinator and defensive ends coach John Papuchis.Img 4318
FSU special teams coordinator and defensive ends coach John Papuchis.Img 4318 /

FSU football has a lot of momentum with its 2023 recruiting class, but it’s not limited to that since the Noles picked up a 2024 commitment Wednesday from defensive end Jamorie Flagg.

Flagg is the seventh commitment for the coaching staff, and one FSU fans likely don’t know much about.

That’s because Flagg doesn’t have a composite ranking and only has five offers in total. However, the Noles were the first to offer the Booker T. Washington Miami product all the way back in March 2021.

Flagg came to FSU’s big man camp this summer and decided to announce his commitment via Twitter:

This commitment is a prime example of the FSU coaches trusting their early evaluations. If you’ll recall, FSU was among the first to offer South Florida defensive end product Nyjalik Kelly in the 2021 recruiting cycle.

Kelly was a three-star at the time and saw his recruiting profile skyrocket into a top 100 recruit by the time he ultimately signed with Miami. FSU was the first to offer defensive tackle Joshua Farmer(Mike Norvell’s first FSU commit), and he’s showing lots of promise early in his FSU football career. Flagg checks in at 6’3″ and 235 pounds.

He had 38 tackles, 16 tackles for a loss, and six sacks as a junior in 10 games this fall. Player evaluations are one of the great things about this coaching staff, and I’m sure Flagg’s recruitment will pick up.

Syracuse, FIU, and Georgia Tech offered him after the Noles, and that list will likely grow as he gets more exposure as an FSU commit.

The good news is FSU is in a much better spot to hold on to a player than they were a couple of years ago. They have proof of concept over the past year, and an ACC Defensive Player of the Year at defensive end and NFL First Round Draft pick in Jermaine Johnson.

They replaced Johnson with Jared Verse, another player that several NFL Mock Drafts have going in the first round or two. FSU also has their NIL game up to speed, so now it’s all about keeping the momentum going. The stars will come for Flagg soon enough. It’s early, but FSU’s 2024 recruiting class ranks No. 5 nationally, with five blue-chip players and two more that could become blue-chip players.

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