FSU football recruiting could finally start to heat up in July. Unfortunately, the Seminoles have been needing momentum in their recruiting efforts as Florida State has not secured a commitment since April 17, 2023.
Florida State wide receivers coach Ron Dugans has been cooking with hot grease on the recruiting trail as the Seminoles have four-stars Camdon Frier, TJ Abrams, BJ Gibson, and Lawayne McCoy in the fold.
However, FSU is not finished at the position as prospects such as five-star Joshisa Trader, five-star Cameron Coleman, five-star Jeremiah Smith (Ohio State commit), four-star Zion Ragins, four-star Elijah Moore, and four-star James Madison II remain high-priority target on their recruiting board.
Speaking of Madison II, the St. Thomas Aquinas High School standout will decide on the Fourth of July between Florida State and Missouri.
I have included a YouTube video that I made on the topic of whether or not FSU should attempt to add four stars, Elijah Moore and James Madison II, who both decide on July 4th.
I know several FSU fans out there saying: “We can’t lose a four-star prospect’s recruitment to Missouri!”
The fact is that even though Madison II is currently playing at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, he is originally from Kansas City, Missouri. Could the factor of him potentially going back to his home state play a role in his recruitment?
Sophomore wide receiver Luther Burden (former Class of 2022 five-star prospect) is a building block for Missouri’s offense in 2023 after he had 45 receptions for 375 yards and five touchdowns last season as a freshman. However, Burden lists at 5’11” and 208 pounds.
Could the 6’3” and 190-pound Madison II be the piece the Tigers are looking for on the outside?
This recruitment might not be over with the Seminoles, as Madison II went to his Twitter account on Thursday night and posted a video of his mother chopping it up during his official visit this past weekend with the Seminoles.
Unlike four-star wide target Elijah Moore, Madison II does not have any crystal ball predictions projecting him to commit to a school yet. However, that could change in the near future.