FSU football: Can the Noles hang on to 4-star WR commit TJ Abrams?

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 fans have been skeptical of the commitment status for four-star wide receiver Tawaski “TJ” Abrams from Dunbar High School in Fort Myers, Florida.

Worried about Abrams?

Abrams has been committed to the Seminoles since January 26, 2023. However, this has not stopped the talented playmaker from enjoying his recruiting process, as he has officially visited Texas A&M (June 2-4) and Florida (June 16-18).

However, the speedy wide receiver prospect had his official visit this weekend with the Seminoles. Head football coach Mike Norvell has the opportunity to solidify his recruitment with a wonderful visit.

Reassuring tweet?

Abrams posted a picture of himself in the all-white uniform in combination with head football coach Mike Norvell on his Twitter account.

Receiver outlook

FSU has not stopped recruiting for the position either. They have made emphasis on obtaining talented playmakers on the offensive side of football.

The coaching staff had a remarkable haul in the 2023 recruiting class with five-star Hykeem Williams, four-star Vandrevius Jacobs, and three-star Goldie Lawrence (plus 2021 signee Destyn Hill and Michigan State transfer Keon Coleman).

They have continued that positive momentum in the 2024 recruiting cycle. The Seminoles have three other wide receiver prospects (besides Abrams) committed to the program in four-stars Camdon Frier, BJ Gibson, and Lawayne McCoy.

Target board

They have sights set on a variety of other prospects, such as five-star Jeremiah Smith (Ohio State commit), five-star Cameron Coleman, five-star Joshisa Trader, four-star Ny Carr (Georgia commit), four-star Zion Ragins, four-star James Madison II, and four-star Elijah Moore.

This situation is a prime example of the coaching staff expanding their recruiting target board and not putting all their eggs in one basket. In today’s landscape, recruiting is unpredictable, and you never know what could happen (see the 2022 recruiting cycle when FSU struck out on all of their wide receiver targets).

With four prospects pledging to the program in the 2024 recruiting cycle, the coaching staff has the luxury of being selective.


I will never make assumptions about a young man’s decision. He has to do what’s best for him and his loved ones. In my eyes, there aren’t many individuals who have the chance to visit other environments. He might never get this opportunity again in his lifetime.

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