FSU football: Five-star WR Jeremiah Smith trending to the Noles?

Wide receivers coach Ron Dugans at FSU's first spring practice of 2019.Img 0781
Wide receivers coach Ron Dugans at FSU's first spring practice of 2019.Img 0781 /

FSU football enjoyed a successful 27-20 victory over arch-rival Miami Hurricanes on Saturday afternoon. The packed-out Doak Campbell Stadium was absolutely rocking and it made it difficult for the Hurricanes’ offense to function at times.

The coaching staff was fortunate to have several highly-touted prospects on campus. Most of which had a phenomenal time in Tallahassee. One recruit that was in attendance was 2024 Ohio State five-star wide receiver commit Jeremiah Smith from Chaminade-Madonna Prep in Hollywood, Florida.

Smith has been committed to the Buckeyes since December 14, 2022. However, the number one prospect in the 2024 recruiting cycle has been open to the idea of visiting other schools. His continued pledge to the Ohio State Buckeyes has been primarily due to his relationship with wide receivers coach Brian Hartline.

While Ohio State has done a tremendous job with current wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr., Smith has also been very vocal about the fact that he feels head football coach Mike Norvell is building something special in Tallahassee. The Chaminade-Madonna Prep standout plans to officially visit Florida State in December before making his decision, which could be massive for the Seminoles’ chances.

One interesting dynamic is that, during his exit interview with a variety of media members, he named FSU a top school for him which is certainly noteworthy since he is currently committed to Ohio State. On Monday afternoon, Smith posted a cryptic post on Twitter (X) that could indicate that a change of heart is occurring.

While the post could mean a variety of things, it is ironic that Smith decided to type that after unofficially visiting Florida State this weekend. The Seminoles currently have four wide receivers committed to their recruiting class in four-stars Camdon Frier, BJ Gibson, Lawayne McCoy, and Elijah Moore. With that being said, Moore is the only playmaker who is above 6’0″. Plus, the Seminoles could be losing veteran wide receivers such as Keon Coleman and Johnny Wilson after the 2023 season.

The coaching staff certainly has the 6’3″, 195-pound Smith at the top of their recruiting board for the position. It would be a wonderful acquisition for the program as they look to continue to CLIMB to their fourth national championship in school history.

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