After Mike Martin Jr. was promoted and his staff was filled, FSU baseball went on a tear on the recruiting trail. The recruiting trail was put aside for the last couple of months as the ‘Noles focused on the 2020 season and fall ball, but Meat and his staff are back at it. Junior’s second prospect camp was held on Sunday, and it’s already benefiting FSU. The Seminoles continue to work “early and often” as they picked up their fifth 2023 commitment from Matthew Davis.
I am very excited to announce my commitment to further my academic and baseball career at Florida State University. I would like to thank my family, my coaches, and my teammates who have helped make this possible. @Mmetcalf32 @FSUBaseball @maxcito87 pic.twitter.com/hOL7INoYdl— Matthew Davis (@mattydavis_15) December 30, 2019
Davis is an outfielder from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and already ranked the #1 outfielder in the class out of FL. The Florida-native is just 15 years old and already stands 6’2 and weighs 190 pounds. Davis profiles to be a corner OF in the future as he has a big arm, but not the athlete you would want in center. Davis can also play both of the corner infield positions.
The right-handed hitter is very physically advanced for his age and is an imposing figure in the batters box. Davis has a simple swing in the box but has the power to drive balls to all fields. The outfielder has put that on display on the travel ball scene, as he has made 14 all-tournament teams in his short time playing perfect game tournaments. Davis puts the barrel to the ball and produces high exit velocities at a consistent rate.
FSU is already building a juggernaut of a recruiting class in 2023. Davis makes it five commitments in the class and five top 140 players. Of the five, four are in the top 55 players in the class. The ‘Noles now have four of the top 28 2023 players from FL locked up in commitments. Florida State’s recruiting is on the right path with Meat and recruiting coordinator Mike Metcalf. Now the staff just has to prove they can get the results on the field as well.