FSU football: Could the Noles flip five-star WR Joshisa Trader from Miami?

FSU football is starting to heat up in the 2024 recruiting cycle. As of right now, the Seminoles rank No. 3 in the 247Sports’ Composite rankings with 22 prospects committed in the fold.

While spots are limited, that has not stopped Florida State’s coaching staff from reaching for stars when it comes to acquiring highly-touted prospects to finish this legendary recruiting class.

As I alluded to in a previous article, it seems that the Seminoles are trending in a positive direction for Class of 2024 Ohio State five-star wide receiver commit Jeremiah Smith from Chamimade-Madonna Prep in Hollywood, Florida.

The talented playmaker unofficially visited Tallahassee during Florida State’s matchup against the arch-rival Miami Hurricanes this weekend.

Some fans questioned how many wide receivers that position coach Ron Dugans was going to take in this recruiting cycle since the Seminoles already have four commitments at wide receiver with four-stars Camdon Frier, BJ Gibson, Lawayne McCoy, and Elijah Moore.

However, with talented pass catchers Johnny Wilson and Keon Coleman elected to declare for the NFL Draft at the end of the 2023 season, Florida State will likely stockpile talent at the position to replenish what was lost.

One prospect that has been trending in favor of the Seminoles as of late has been Miami five-star wide receiver commit Joshisa Trader (teammates with Smith at Chaminade-Madonna).

Trader has been committed to the Hurricanes since July 13th. However, it was a bit of a surprise when he announced his verbal pledge to head football coach Mario Cristobal and company given that some individuals felt as though the Seminoles had the inside track in his recruitment. Noles247 Contributor Zach Blostein even put in a crystal ball prediction in favor of Florida State back in the month of June.

Florida State defeated the Hurricanes by a score of 27-20 this past weekend. Plus, Miami has now hobbled to a 6-4 record were they have lost four of their last six games. It could get worse as they play top-ten opponent Louisville this weekend at home.

Trader has now taken his official visit to Florida State yet. The coaching staff seems determined to get its top targets on campus during the month of December before the Early Signing Period begins.

Could head football coach Mike Norvell and company flip yet another Miami commitment?