FSU football coaches got off to a good start in the 2024 recruiting cycle, with 11 commits(seven blue-chip players), from Georgia or Florida.
They’ve had countless blue-chip players from the 2024 and beyond recruiting classes on campus over the past few weeks and are in great standing with several high-quality players for 2024.
The defensive end position is one where the coaching staff had a relatively small recruiting board for 2024.
One target, four-star Dylan Stephenson, a one-time FSU lean, decided to commit to Stanford in recent weeks. They have a few other targets, like four-stars Booker Pickett Jr and DD Holmes, and three-star Elias Williams.
However, the Noles expanded their recruiting board with a new defensive end offer Tuesday morning with four-star Jayshawn Ross. Ross hails from Liberty, Missouri, and released a top five list consisting of Oklahoma, Michigan, Tennessee, Nebraska, and Penn State.
Is it too late for the Noles to make some noise?
An interesting note is Nebraska offered Ross the day before releasing his top five and made the cut. I’d have to assume FSU would replace Nebraska since that program is clearly rebuilding with a new coach. Oklahoma has a proven defensive guy in head coach Brent Venables. Tennessee, Michigan, and Penn State have been solid programs of late. Ross lists at 6’4″ and 220 pounds and plays basketball for his high school.
As with most high school recruits, it’ll come down to if they can get him on campus between now and the Early Signing Period. The good thing for FSU is they have a recent track record of developing defensive ends and should enter the 2023 season among the top teams in the country.
That’ll be attractive, and home game atmospheres will be electric. Stay tuned to see how this recruiting shakes out and if the Noles will continue to expand the defensive end recruiting board.