FSU football: How will the Noles handle WR recruiting in the 2024 cycle?

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 has secured four wide receiver prospects in their 2024 recruiting cycle in four-stars Camdon Frier, BJ Gibson, Lawayne McCoy, and Elijah Moore.

However, that has not stopped wide receivers coach Ron Dugans from recruiting more highly-caliber playmakers to the class.

With that being said, the Seminoles have been recruiting the likes of five-star Jeremiah Smith (Ohio State commit), five-star Joshisa Trader (Miami commit), five-star Cameron Coleman (Texas A&M commit), and four-star Ny Carr.

Unfortunately, FSU received some bad news on Carr’s recruitment as he recently received an On3 expert prediction from Director of Recruiting Chad Simmons and a 247Sports crystal ball prediction from Director of Football Recruiting Steve Wiltfong in favor of the arch-rival Miami Hurricanes.

While this is ChopChat (and not CaneChat), it is worth mentioning that the Hurricanes have done a nice job in acquiring wide receiver prospect Joshisa Trader, and now potentially Ny Carr as well.

Carr is a tremendous talent, who is high school teammates with Florida State five-star tight end commit Landen Thomas at Colquitt County High School in Moultrie (GA). But, the playmaker is only listed at 5’11” and 168 pounds. The Seminoles already have three wide receiver commits that are 6’0” or shorter.

FSU would like to get another big-bodied wide receiver, given that both Johnny Wilson and Keon Coleman will depart after this season for the NFL.

With that being said, it looks as though the coaching staff has shifted their full attention to five-star wide receiver Jeremiah Smith (who is listed as 6’3” and 198 pounds). The playmaker has been committed to the Ohio State Buckeyes since December 2022, and his relationship with wide receivers coach Brian Hartline is very important to him.

However, the Chaminade-Madonna High School standout has showcased mutual interest in the Seminoles where he even attended FSU’s season-opening against the LSU Tigers in Orlando (FL) on September 3rd.

It does not look like the Seminoles’ pursuit of Smith is stopping anytime soon as he is scheduled to visit Tallahassee for their November 11th matchup against Miami.

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