FSU football coaches capped off its 2024 recruiting class with the addition of four-star athlete Amaree Williams Saturday afternoon. Williams chose the Noles over Miami, Georgia, and others. Williams re-classified from the 2025 recruiting class in December and officially visited the Noles. However, he didn't commit, and fans didn't think the gamble to have him visit paid off. However, Noles247 reports Williams secretly signed with the Noles during the Early Signing Period last month. His commitment annoucement Saturday was a formality. Williams ranks as the No. 207 player and No. 6 athlete nationally. However, he will play the defensive end position at FSU. Williams is the 23 player in the 2024 recruiting class and the 16th blue-chip. That's a 70 percent blue-chip ratio. He's the second blue-chip defensive end signed by FSU defensive end coach John Papuchis. Williams checks in at 6'4" and 215 pounds. His addition should move the Noles into the top 10 recruiting classes. Williams will likely need a year or two to develop in the FSU strength and conditioning program.
However, John Papuchis has shown the ability to develop transfer defensive ends, and prep defensive ends. Williams also has excellent genes. His father, Moe Williams, played football at Kentucky and was a 10-year veteran in the NFL. It was a fitting way for FSU coaches to complete the 2024 recruiting class. It was a quality blue-chip player, at a positon of need, and a recruiting win over the Miami Hurricanes and others. FSU has already started work on its 2025 recruiting class, and will likely add a couple more players from the transfer portal after the spring semester. I remember rivals saying Mike Norvell couldn't recruit high school players, but this 2024 recruiting class has quality players at nearly every position with high upside. This class will continue the upward trajectory in Tallahassee.