Just over a week ago, Florida State received a verbal commitment from three-star athlete Clifford Chattman out of New Orleans, Louisiana. Chattman has since announced that he has changed his mind and will enroll at Texas A&M University instead. Although not a sever loss, the 6'4 175 pound athlete would have figured to provide depth at outside linebacker or safety. The high school senior visited Tallahassee on January 22nd and committed two days later, despite having 11 other offers from schools such as USC, LSU and of course, Texas A&M. 24/7 composite rankings had him as the 42nd best athlete in the nation and outside the top 600 overall.
In 2014, as a junior, Chattman had 74 tackles and three interceptions for McDonogh (La.). This past season, his high school team made it all the way to the state quarterfinals before losing, ending a 11-3 season. Currently, Florida State has enough depth in the secondary with many more talented recruits incoming such as five-star Levonta Taylor and another New Orleans native, four-star CB Kyle Meyers.