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Blake McClain out: Florida State parts ways with three-star defensive line recruit

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Florida State has parted ways with three-star defensive line recruit Blake McClain. McClain was one of FSU's longest-standing commitments, and one of its lowest-rated.

Sources told Tomahawk Nation that the decision was made over the weekend while McClain was on his official visit to Tallahassee. McClain denied those claims when asked by Tomahawk Nation about the status of his recruitment on Janury 26.

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But Noles247 confirmed with McCLain's coach Thursday ($).

"He just felt uncomfortable with the new situation and (former defensive coordinator) Jeremy (Pruitt) not being there," Geis said.

"What they want to do with him, he is uncomfortable with that," Geis added. "It is different than what they were going to do when Jeremy was there."

I do not believe that to be the true reason McClain decommitted. While he did have the strong connection with Pruitt, there is no reason to believe FSU's plans for how it would have used McClain would have changed, as both defensive line coaches remain on staff and the scheme is not changing substantially. I believe this is a high school coach covering for his player.

Related: How Florida State can fit more than 30 players into its class, and the right and wrong ways to ask a player to grayshirt.

FSU is now at 26 commitments in its class.