Recruiting is heating up, as over the weekend a half dozen 3*+ 2016 recruits committed to various schools. The most important one from Florida State's perspective was Louisville landing 5* small forward VJ King. Of course, FSU has their staff keyed into a 5* small forward of their own in Jonathan Isaac (IMG Academy).
ESPN recently expanded their 2016 rankings from 60 players to 100, and in that update Isaac was moved from the No. 50 player in the class to No. 12. At 6-8 with perimeter skills, his game is rounding into form and it's clear he'll be an instant impact recruit.
Isaac recently cut his list of schools to 12, and to no one's surprise FSU made the cut.
Talented 2016 Jonathan Isaac down to 12: Auburn, LSU, Texas, FSU, Wisconsin, Michigan, Miami, Cal, Kentucky, Stanford, Wake Forest, Virginia— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) June 3, 2015
The most interesting school not to make the list was Florida. The 247 Crystal Ball had a couple of picks for him to the Gators, but after the coaching change Isaac is apparently no longer interested.
4* point guard CJ Walker (Indianapolis, IN) will officially visit Florida State this weekend. He visited Illinois and Xavier in the past two weeks, and heads to hometown favorite Butler next week.
FSU hopes to get a commitment from Walker or Bryce Aiken, who are both 4* PGs. Walker is more of a scorer and Aiken is more of a pass-first point. Take your pick, they're both top 100 recruits.
FSU went 1 for 2 in the last round of legacy recruits - landing point guard Xavier Rathan-Mayes but missing on his buddy Andrew Wiggins. Now there is another on the horizon.
Today is the first day that coaches can call or text 2017 recruits, which means that they can contact PF Kevin Knox II (Tampa, FL). Knox's father (Kevin Knox) played wide receiver for Bobby Bowden and helped FSU to the 1993 National Title. His mother, Michelle, played volleyball for the Noles. Knox II has been a dual-sport star. He also plays quarterback for Tampa Catholic, though he's likely going to forgo the sport to focus on basketball.
Expect Knox to compete for 5* status and the top ranking in Florida.