FSU football currently ranks No. 11 in the updated 2024 247Sports rankings after four-star offensive tackle Jonathan Daniels made his intentions known on Thursday afternoon that he will be committing to the Seminoles.
However, that ranking could change drastically depending on where some of the Seminoles’ top-targeted prospects will decide this weekend.
Florida State currently has three-star offensive tackle Tye Hylton (July 14th), four-star running back Micahi Danzy (July 15th), and four-star cornerback Kevin Levy (July 15th) all making their decisions.
Florida State offensive coordinator/offensive coordinator Alex Atkins has gotten himself a certified blue-chip tackle prospect to build his offensive line class around with Jonathan Daniels.
However, Atkins looks to acquire more talent in the trenches as three-star offensive tackle Tye Hylton from Oviedo (FL) has emerged as a target the coaching staff wants to secure in their recruiting class.
Hylton got an offer by FSU football on January 21, 2023. The interest immediately became mutual between the talented offensive lineman and FSU as he unofficially visited campus in March and April.
He had a busy slate of official visits, which included trips to Penn State (June 2-4), Miami (June 9-11), and Florida (June 16-18). However, he seemed to save the best for last as he utilized his final official visit before the recruiting dead period at Florida State (June 23-25). This recruitment has trended nicely for the Seminoles as of late. He will announce Friday at 12 p.m. ET.
Pick: Florida State
FSU football has one running back committed to their 2024 recruiting class, four-star Kameron Davis. However, the coaching staff want to acquire another back to pair alongside.
Four-star Micahi Danzy from Florida State University School in Tallahassee (FL) remains the top target for the Seminoles. Being a hometown prospect, the talented running back has unofficially visited FSU three times this spring. He also utilized his official visit with the Seminoles during the loaded June 23rd weekend.
During the exit meetings with media members, he named Florida State his number one school. While it might seem like a slam dunk for the Seminoles to acquire him, FSU has had a difficult time keeping local prospects at home.
The coaching staff got Danzy to utilize his official visit to the Seminoles before making a decision. That should bode well for head football coach Mike Norvell and company. He will announce Saturday at 1 p.m. ET.
Pick: Florida State
Levy is a relatively newer name that the coaching staff has started to pursue after offering him on February 14, 2023. FSU views him as a cornerback. The Seminoles have already obtained one prospect at the position in their recruiting class, four-star Ricky Knight III.
Interestingly enough, both he and Knight III are first cousins. The interest between Levy and the Seminoles has only increased as he unofficially visited twice in the spring, then he officially visited during the weekend of June 23rd.
FSU has made it known that they are going after other cornerback prospects in this recruiting cycle, such as five-star Charles Lester III, four-star Jalewis Solomon, four-star Cai Bates, and four-star Wardell Mack. Could the Seminoles be allocating their resources to other prospects on the recruiting board?
Disclaimer: Louisville (a team he officially visited on the weekend of June 9th) has emerged with a recent crystal ball prediction. He will announce Saturday.