FSU football: How will Noles respond after 5-star DE chooses Miami?

FSU special teams coordinator and defensive ends coach John Papuchis.Img 4318
FSU special teams coordinator and defensive ends coach John Papuchis.Img 4318 /

FSU football has generated a ton of momentum on the recruiting trail, given their success on the football for the 2022 season and the beginning portion of 2023.

However, on Thursday afternoon, Class of 2025, five-star defensive end target Armondo Blount from Miami Central High School in Miami, Florida, committed to the Miami Hurricanes.

On Tuesday afternoon, the talented defender dropped his top-five schools list, which featured schools such as Miami, Florida, Ohio State, Oklahoma, and USC. It seems to be a quick decision for the South Florida native as he ultimately pledged to head football coach Mario Cristobal and company.

Blount had 30 tackles for loss and 16 sacks during the 2022 season at Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He transferred to Miami Central High School in Miami, Florida, for his junior season. While this is not CaneChat, it is important to recognize that the Seminoles are not doomed because they did not land the services of the talented five-star defender.

As it stands, the Seminoles do not have any defensive end prospects committed in their recruiting class. However, the coaching staff is looking at a variety of defensive linemen targets during the 2025 recruiting cycle, such as four-star Zion Grady, four-star Amaree Williams, four-star Jalen Wiggins, and three-star Tylon Lee. For reference, the recruiting target board is bound to change over time.

There is still time for the Seminoles to improve upon its 15th-ranked 2025 recruiting class, according to 247Sports’ Composite rankings. As it pertains to Blount, the Seminoles still have time to sway his commitment in favor of FSU if they continue to produce positive on-the-field results. It’s a long time between now and the Early Signing Period for the 2025 class. Plus, the Noles will meet the Canes on the field in a few weeks.

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