The ’Noles just got yet another receiver, as 3-star talent Keyshawn Helton has signed with Florida State. The local product from West Tech High School in Pensacola, Florida was offered by Willie Taggart on his official visit and subsequently pulled the trigger on the final weekend before National Signing Day. Helton is the nephew of FSU Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks, so he hails from a strong Seminole lineage. Helton chose FSU over offers from USF and Coastal Carolina.
The best part of Helton’s game is by far his speed and his acceleration. He’s able to create instant separation off the line of scrimmage, across the middle, and late vertically b/c of his ability to get to his top gear faster than any of his competitors; you can see that on display with his senior highlights here. Noticeable DBs getting torn up by Helton include 5-star Ohio State commit Tyreke Johnson brother of former FSU QB De’Andre Johnson.
FSU’s class now ranks 15th in the country with a 69% blue-chip ratio.