Florida State University landed a commitment from Belle Glade (Fla.) Glades Central quarterback recruit James Blackman. Blackman, a wiry 6’4, 165-pound prospect earned an offer after a strong performance at Jimbo Fisher’s July camp session, showcasing a live arm with a quick-wristed snap. Blakman is rated three-stars and as the No. 34 QB in the country as of August 3, a rating that has been creeping up throughout the process.
Blackman was pursued hard by Louisville’s Bobby Petrino and West Virginia’s Dana Holgorsen, both of whom have strong track records with quarterbacks.
First off I want to thank God and say that I am very blessed to be in the predicament that I am in and and just want to say thanks to the coaches that have recruited me over this past year and have gave me an opportunity to play at their college. But I have finally made a decision. My family and I have talked it over and have decided that I will be taking my talents to Florida State University "FSU"
Blackman told Tomahawk Nation in July that in offering him, FSU coach Jimbo Fisher told him that he loves the way he throws the ball, loves his footwork and wants him at Florida State.
Blackman is the second quarterback commitment in the class, joining Bailey Hockman. Our David Visser recently wrote as to why FSU was planning to take two quarterbacks in the cycle.
Blackman will have work to do in the weight room and in playing from the pocket, but he does possess some promising tools and playing for a QB guru in Jimbo Fisher was apparently too difficult to pass up. Former FSU stars Kelvin Benjamin and Greg Dent, among others, have also come from Glades Central in previous years.