Florida is essentially completing recruitment at the high school level after signing 17 prospects during the initial signing period. There are still a few diamonds in the rough the Seminoles could pursue, but as the college football season draws to a close, most of their focus will shift to his NCAA transfer portal.
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According to 247Sports, FSU is 16th overall in the hiring class for 2023. The Seminoles turned over 4-star safety Conrad Hussey from Penn State and earned commitments from 3-star defensive back Edwin Joseph and his 3-star offensive lineman Chris Otto to sign early. We were able to increase the transport volume during the period.
It wasn’t a picture-perfect finish as four-star defensive end Keldric Faulk turned from Florida to Auburn. retired and eventually signed with another program.
Explore the landing sites below.
— Five Star RB Cedric Baxter Jr., TX
Committed to Florida: July 29, 2020
Discharged from Florida: April 15, 2021
Originally the Seminole’s first commitment in the 2023 class, Baxter Jr. ended up dropping his pledge upon promotion to the National Recruit. As the season progressed, Florida State returned to the mix of top running backs, but with Travenson’s return to Tallahassee, the program’s chances essentially ended. Additionally, Baxter Jr. has secured his NIL package in size from Texas. If your relationship with Longhorn doesn’t work out, your relationship with “Nord” will be something you monitor at the Transfer Portal.
— 4 Star DE Keldric Folk, Auburn
Committed to Florida: July 5, 2022
Discharged from Florida: December 21, 2022
The Seminoles made big moves on the trails during the summer when they were able to win Fork’s service in Auburn, Clemson and Florida. But Faulk continued to visit the Tigers throughout his senior season, which opened the door to a potential comeback. Florida State appeared to hold up after Auburn made coaching changes, but Faulk surprised everyone with a late visit to the intrastate program. He reversed and signed with the Tigers at the beginning of the early signing period.
— 4 Star DE Gabriel Harris of Georgia
Committed to Florida: February 18, 2021
Discharged from Florida: June 7, 2021
When he moved to Florida State University nearly two years ago, Harris is believed to be part of a package deal with prospective mates Denzel Moore (unsigned) and Stanley Bias Smith (USF) in 2023. I was. Instead, the email was never fully delivered, and the four-star prospect ended up resigning that same summer, just two days after he set foot on the Seminole campus. Although he returned to Tallahassee for the second time, he did not play a game during the season and kept a promise he made to Georgia State in April.
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— Four Star OL Roderick Kearney, Florida
Committed to Florida: June 26, 2022
Discharged from Florida: Oct. 24, 2022
This recruitment was pretty quiet and uninteresting whenever Carney promised the Seminoles over the Gators over the summer due to how realistic the coaching staff was with him. Then he was less than two months old and for some reason things started to turn the other way. Carney visited Gainesville a number of times before he returned to Tallahassee in October for his official visit. A week later, he moved to Florida and signed a letter of intent in December.
— Mississippi 3-Star QB Chris Parson
Committed to Florida: July 22, 2021
Discharged from Florida: July 12, 2022
Parson, the strangest hire of the entire Florida cycle, joined his “dream school” in 2021 and seemed trapped for nearly a year. After struggling in the Elite 11 Regionals, the walls were coming down each time the Seminoles offered scholarships to Brockgren and Ricky Collins in May. He eventually made a dramatic heel turn that led to Person’s exit from FSU in July, when Person enrolled at his parents’ alma mater, Mississippi State University, in August, where he was unhappy. Even Mike remained with the program after his Leach passed away. Florida State finally got the man when the coaching staff tipped Glenn out of Ohio State in November.
— 3-star DT Tavion Gadson, Kentucky
Committed to Florida: August 11, 2022
Discharged from Florida: December 19, 2022
The summer was a productive period of recruiting for the Seminoles, resulting in multiple pledges being made. One of his recruits who ended up on board was Tabion Gadson, his three-star defensive he lineman who chose Florida over Tennessee, Kentucky, and Georgia. A situation developed towards the end of the fall, and as a result, “Knolls offered him a gray shirt. Gadson, now seeking a full scholarship, released his contract with the University of Kentucky in December. have chosen to
— Randy Pitman, 3 Star TE, UCF
Committed to Florida: April 16, 2021
Discharged from Florida: June 24, 2022
At the time of his pledge, Pittman became the second member of Florida State’s 2023 class, alongside legacy defensive end Lamont Green Jr. Although he formed a strong bond with former quarterback commitment Chris Parson, Pittman continued to visit other schools over the past year. After an official visit to the UCF in June, he withdrew from the Seminoles and pledged to the Knights in October.
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