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Your first look at Tribe 2020

Can FSU hold on to a top 10 class?

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Now that the 2019 class is signed and delivered, it’s time to recruit the next class of Seminoles. Here’s your first look at Tribe 2020.

Florida State’s 2020 class is currently ranked 8th in the country by 247Sports composite, and the third ranked class in the ACC after Miami and Clemson.

Jadarius McKnight

The first prospect to commit was Jadarius McKnight, a composite four star athlete out of Dunbar High School in Fort Myers. McKnight committed to the ’Noles way back in February of 2018 after Junior Day. Measuring in at 6’0 and 195 lbs, he’s a top 200 player nationally and a top 30 ranked player in the state of Florida. McKnight also holds offers from Florida, Auburn, Miami, Notre Dame, Oregon, and Texas A&M. His primary recruiters are Raymond Woodie and Harlon Barnett. Here’s a link to some of McKnight’s highlights.

Keyshawn Greene

Two months after McKnight, Keyshawn Greene joined the class. Greene hails from Wakulla High School in Crawfordville, FL. The composite four star linebacker was unranked when he committed to the Seminoles, but is now also ranked a top 200 player nationally and a top 30 player in Florida. He is also a top ten rated player nationally at outside linebacker. Greene is 6’3 215 lbs, and holds offers from Florida, Georgia Tech, and Louisville. He is being recruited by Coach Woodie. Here are some of Greene’s highlights.

Demorie Tate

Demorie Tate, at 6’2 and 189 lbs, is an imposing presence at cornerback. That might have something to do with why the composite four star is the 15th rated cornerback in the country and the 30th rated player in Florida. From Freedom High School in Orlando, Tate committed to the ’Noles in June of last year after receiving an offer that April. At the time of his commitment Tate was also unranked by the 247Sports composite. Tate has offers from Auburn, Tennessee, and UCF, and is being recruited by Odell Haggins. Here are some of Tate’s highlights.

Isaiah Dunson

If you thought one 6’2 cornerback was enough for Harlan Barnett’s defense, you’d be wrong. Dunson, from Tucker High School in Tucker, Georgia (just 4.5 hours away from Tallahassee), also stands at 6’2 tall, and weighs in at 175 lbs. He’s also a four star composite prospect, a top 250 player and top 25 cornerback nationally, and a top 25 player in the state of Georgia. Dunson committed to FSU in August of 2018 after visiting with Barnett and David Kelly in Tallahassee. He holds offers from numerous other FBS teams, including several ACC schools: Georgia Tech, Louisville, and North Carolina State, along with Nebraska and South Carolina. Here are some of Dunson’s highlights.

Jeff Sims

With the loss of Sam Howell’s commitment and Deondre Francois’ dismissal from the program, and whiffing on other prospects, the scholarship quarterback situation is beginning to look a little thin. In steps Sims, who committed at FSU’s 2019 Junior Day last weekend. Sims can’t help in 2019, but if he sticks with the ’Noles he can lessen the risk. Sims is a pro style quarterback prospect who stands at 6’3 and 195 lbs and hails from Jacksonville’s Sandalwood High School. Recruited by offensive line coach Greg Frey and new offensive coordinator Kendall Briles, Sims committed eight days after being offered. At the time of his commitment, Sims was unranked. Don’t mistake any of that for a lack of talent or interest from other teams - Sims also holds offers from LSU, Penn State, Georgia, Boston College, Louisville, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, UCF, and more. Sims had also taken trips to UCF and Georgia and camped at Miami and Florida. Sims is now a composite three star and the 29th ranked pro style quarterback nationally. Here are some of Sims’ highlights.

Stephen Dix, Jr.

One day after landing stud QB Jeff Sims, Stephen Dix, Jr. joined the party. From Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Dix, Jr. is a composite four star linebacker who checks in at 6’1 and 215 lbs. He is the 21st ranked outside linebacker nationally and a top 50 player in Florida. Even that seems low, as Dix, Jr. also holds offers from Clemson, Ohio State, Michigan, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Florida, Kentucky, Louisville, North Carolina, Georgia Tech, and many more. Coach Woodie is the primary recruiter, but Coach Barnett and others are involved. Here are some of Dix, Jr.’s highlights.