FSU football: Is five-star wide receiver target Joshisa Trader obtainable?

Wide receivers coach Ron Dugans at FSU football practice on March 6, 2019.Img 0873
Wide receivers coach Ron Dugans at FSU football practice on March 6, 2019.Img 0873 /

FSU football saw a drastic improvement last season in their wide receiver position as big-bodied Johnny Wilson imposed his will on opposing defenses, where he recorded 43 receptions for 897 yards and five touchdowns. However, the Seminoles’ second and third leading pass catchers have left the program in Pokey Wilson (495 yards and four touchdowns; exceeded eligibility) and Mycah Pittman (330 yards and three touchdowns; transferred to Utah).

Wide receivers coach Ron Dugans has done an incredible job with acquiring talent at the position as of late. He added three pass catchers in the 2023 recruiting cycle, which featured five-star Hykeem Williams, four-star Vandrevius Jacobs, and three-star Goldie Lawrence. To make matters even better, Class of 2021 four-star wide receiver signee Destyn Hill finally enrolled at FSU and will have full eligibility. He will be a true freshman.

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Dugans continued his magnificent efforts for the 2024 recruiting cycle as he has already snagged four highly-touted recruits, which include four-star Camdon Frier, four-star TJ Abrams, four-star BJ Gibson, and four-star Lawayne McCoy. Even with four receiver prospects in the class, the Seminoles are still hunting to acquire more.

One name is five-star Joshisa “JoJo” Trader from Chaminade Madonna-Prep in Hollywood, Florida, who will take a multi-day unofficial visit to Florida State from June 8-11. He ranks as the number three receiver prospect in the country, according to 247Sports and Rivals.

The Seminoles have some stiff competition in his recruitment. Schools like Miami, Florida, Ohio State, and Georgia are involved. He received a crystal ball prediction to the nearby Miami Hurricanes in January. With that said, FSU has remained a legitimate threat.

Four-star target James Madison II from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale will decide on July 4th. His top five schools list features Florida State, Louisville, Michigan, Missouri, and Oregon. By the time his decision date rolls around, the Seminoles should have a solid idea of where they stand with Trader.

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