Florida State football has been on a roll with the recent recruiting efforts, picking up four blue-chip recruits since Tuesday. With Jimbo Fisher Football Camp continuing on Friday and taking place once again next week, there may be more in store for FSU.
On Tuesday, before the camp began, 2018 four-star defensive back Isaiah Bolden announced his commitment to the 'Noles out of nearby Bartram Trail in Jacksonville. The 6'1 170 lb. defensive back had been scouted and given offers from many top tier schools including Michigan, Georgia, Ohio State and Oklahoma. In high school, Bolden plays on defense and special teams, noting it was important to him that he could continue playing at both spots while in college. He seemed to be excited about committing to FSU, saying he felt right at home.
Following the first day of the camp on Wednesday, Daniel Wright, another four-star defensive back from the Sunshine State, committed to FSU. The 2017 prospect from St. Thomas Aquinas (Fl.) was was gleaming with excitement in an interview with Tomahawk Nation following the day, exclaiming his pleasure with the school and coaching staff. During the camp itself, Wright showed off his quick footwork and finesse, having the ability to change direction quickly. The 6'1 187 lb. athlete is ranked inside the top 130 in the 247 composite rankings and is a top 12 safety.
The 'Noles got their biggest commitment of the three day stretch on Thursday when 2017 five-star defensive back Stanford Samuels III made his announcement. The name may sound familiar as his father, Stanford Samuels Jr., played cornerback for the Seminoles from 2000-2002. The younger Samuels is currently the highest ranked player in FSU's 2017 recruiting class as 247 composite rankings have the Flannigan (Fl.) student inside the top 25 overall and third amongst cornerbacks. He is both quick and lengthy which has been a recent trend of the defensive back additions to the Seminole's roster.
Wrapping up the day on Thursday was massive 2018 four-star defensive tackle Robert Cooper, as he committed to the 'Noles. The newest Seminole measured in during the camp at 6'2 379 lbs. as he continues to slim down. Despite his large frame, the South Gwinnett High School (Ga.) student is quick on his feet and has been learning from defensive lines assistant coach Odell Haggins how to use his hips while staying disciplined. When asked to explain why he chose FSU, Cooper responded, "I love everything about it, it's my home."
With the recent additions to the 2017 recruiting class, Florida State now ranks sixth in the nation according to the 247 composite rankings. The 'Noles are also the highest ranked team amongst schools with 10 or less total commitments and have the second highest overall average player rating in the country. With the strong start, another top five recruiting class is looking very likely come February.
In the very early 247 composite recruiting class rankings for 2018, FSU jumped up to No. 4 following the two commitments. The four total commitments are the third highest in the country, giving Florida State an early start with a class that already included running backs Charles Strong, who attended the camp this week, and James Cook, the younger brother of current running back Dalvin Cook.