FSU football has enjoyed a fantastic 2023 season thus far where they possess a 7-0 record with notable wins over LSU, Clemson, and Duke.
The coaching staff has taken advantage of the red-hot start in regards to the recruiting trail where they rank No. 4 in the 2024 247Sports Composite rankings with the recent addition of five-star defensive end Armondo Blount from Miami Central High School in Miami, Florida.
The Seminoles have always made their presence known in the 2025 recruiting class as they recently got four-star linebacker Ethan Pritchard from Seminole High School in Sanford, Florida to pledge to the program on Saturday night after their victory over Duke.
Linebacker recruiting has been a topic of discussion for fanbase, especially considering that redshirt seniors Kalen DeLoach and Tatum Bethune will be departing after this season.
This will leave players such as redshirt junior DJ Lundy, redshirt freshman Omar Graham Jr., and true freshman Blake Nichelson to be step up in elevated roles.
The Seminoles need to keep stacking talent at the position. It should be worth mentioning that linebackers coach coach Randy Shannon has done a tremendous job with developing the players in his position group that are on the current roster.
On Thursday afternoon, Class of 2025 four-star linebacker Tarvos “TJ” Alford from Vero Beach High School included Florida State in his top ten schools list, which also included Penn State, Miami, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, UCF, Ohio State, Louisville, and Rutgers. He recently visited FSU this past weekend during their victory over the Duke Blue Devils.
Class of 2025 four-star linebacker Keylan Moses from University Lab School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana also trimmed down his top schools list, which included Florida State, Notre Dame, Oregon, Tennessee, Alabama, LSU, Texas, and Florida. He currently has currently has three crystal ball prediction to the hometown LSU Tigers.
While both linebacker prospects could be difficult pulls, it is great to see the Seminoles involved with two highly-touted prospects at the position.