FSU football had an interesting recruiting cycle, starting slow, with fans complaining in early June before landing a slew of blue-chip players to wrap up the recruiting class in the Early Signing Period(December). FSU finished with 23 signees(13 early enrollees), and some top players at their respective positions. Some folks will complain about the overall class ranking, but the per player average is the highest in the Mike Norvell era. Some fans probably have a bad taste in their mouth due to the loss of KJ Bolden and Armando Blount. One of those showed you likely don't want them a part of your program, and the other has folks around him steering him, plus he likely won't see the field for at least a year.
FSU replaced the latter with another blue-chip player who reclassified just as that player did, and the other is at a position where FSU has signed a slew of talented players. In the end, it's an excellent class with several guys that will get on the field early. Here's a rundown of the top superlatives for the 2024 recruiting class:
Biggest Surprise-Elijah Moore
I almost gave this one to Lawayne McCoy because, at one time, I thought there was no way he'd end up signing with FSU. However, I decided to give this one to blue-chip wide receiver Elijah Moore. Moore seemingly came out of nowhere this summer as most FSU fans expected the coaching staff to add another big-body wide receiver in James Madison II. However, Moore visited around the same time as Madison and spoke glowingly about the staff and his time on campus. It felt like he wanted to commit on the spot, and it wasn't too long afterward that he announced his commitment to the Noles. At the time, nearly all of FSU's commits were from Florida or Georgia, so adding a commit from the Washington D.C. area out of the blue was a surprise.