National Signing Day has lost a bit (okay, a lot) of luster since the arrival of the Early Signing Period, but this year held some moderate intrigue for Florida State, who got a few welcome surprises from recruits offered late in the process and an unwelcome one from one that FSU had hoped to hold on to.
“Even in the short period of time, this was a home-run-hitting class,” Norvell said at a press conference Wednesday. “This is one that addressed needs. This was one that I think, as it plays out over the years, I mean, the type of football players that these guys will become, it’s going to be exceptional.”
Offensive lineman Bram Walden, four-star 2021 recruit out of Arizona, received an offer from Florida State:
Blessed to earn a HUGE offer from The Florida State University!! #GoNoles @KennyDillingham pic.twitter.com/RSHm4JbAVd— Bram Walden (@bramwalden42) February 5, 2020
2021 prospect Thad Franklin, a four-star running back out of Hollywood, Florida, has FSU in his final schools:
I Want To Thank The Man Above #Top12 pic.twitter.com/RJfQwXTL1P— Thaddius Franklin Jr. (@Gucciboypopo) February 5, 2020
2021 tight end Erin Outley, current unranked, also received an offer:
Blessed to receive a offer from Florida State University!!! Go seminoles !!!!! @Coach_Norvell @KennyDillingham @ThomsenChris @CoachYACJohnson @CoachAAtkins pic.twitter.com/IfPMocdQNy— Erin Outley (@ErinOutley) February 5, 2020
2021 defensive end Tunmise Adeyele, a five-star from IMG Academy, was re-offered by Florida State, as well as 2021 four-star wide receiver Mississippi receiver Isaiah Brevard.
New Australian punter Alex Mastromanno looks to be having a good time on campus so far:
Almost lost my head for this one #forthebrand #pike #noleblooded @AlexMastromanno : @nicholasburnam pic.twitter.com/Oy2t9JRfVM— Grant (@grantglennon) February 5, 2020
The No. 17 Florida State women’s basketball team is facing off against No. 5 Louisville tonight, with the game being broadcast on the ACC Network.
Devin Vassell has been named a finalist for the Julius Erving Award, which recognizes the top small forward in men’s college basketball. The sophomore currently leads No. 8 FSU in scoring.
Trey Cunningham and Isaac Grimes, two athletes on Florida State’s top-ranked track and field team, claimed their third ACC Performance of the Week honors yesterday after the former set new ACC and FSU 60-meter hurdles records and the latter put up back-to-back personal bests.
Florida State’s eSports team will be streaming video games for 24 hours to raise money for Camp Kesem:
REMINDER: We are doing a 24 Hour Livestream this weekend, raising money for @CampKesemFSU! Last year we were able to raise ~$800 & this year we want to raise $1000!— Florida State Esports (@EsportsatFSU) February 5, 2020
The stream starts at 5pm on Friday. #GoNoles
Watch this video to learn about Camp Kesem: https://t.co/97lh2TLCVw
FSU Day will be celebrated at the Florida Capitol on February 12, and is open to the public.