FSU football was one of the schools that would make tons of noise on February National Signing Day in years past. Bobby Bowden was the king of getting big-time players to commit or flip to FSU. However, big-time players waiting until February to sign is a thing of the past with the advent of the December Early Signing Period. FSU added 23 players from the high school ranks in December. Their last addition, blue-chip athlete Amaree Williams, announced his commitment Saturday, although he reportedly signed during the Early Signing Period. Some players prefer to secretly sign before announcing their intentions later. FSU had 13 of the 23 players enrolled in January and also added 15 players from the transfer portal, with 14 enrolled this spring.
FSU doesn't plan to add any other scholarship players from the high school ranks in its 2024 class, and that's a good thing. It means the staff has been concentrating on its 2025 recruiting class, and gotten many high-quality players on campus over the past few weekends for its Junior Days. It means the staff did a great job solidifying their top targets and filling needs without having to reach for questionable players from the high school ranks at the end of the recruiting cycle. The only high school players FSU will add to its 2024 recruiting class will be non-scholarship players, walk-ons, or preferred walk-ons. They may add a few more transfer players after spring camp concludes. However, from a high school standpoint, it's all about 2025 and beyond. When you don't hear anything about FSU football on National Signing Day on Wednesday, it's a good thing and designed to be that way.