Florida State secured a massive commitment today when five star point guard O’Mariah Gordon (Braden River, Bradenton, FL) agreed to become a Seminole. Gordon is the consensus top player in Florida. She is a five star talent ranked 33rd overall in the 2021 class by ESPN’s HoopGurlz. Gordon joins four star forwards Mariana Valenzuela and Makayla Timpson in the 2021 class:
Despite her 5’4 frame, Gordon is electric on the offensive end. She is an excellent shooter. Gordon has impressive range on her jumper that extends well into three point territory. However, she also has a very well developed midrange game that complements her three point shooting. Gordon is also an unselfish player who possesses great court vision despite her small stature. However, Gordon’s best on-court attribute is her off the chart competitive nature. Gordon will develop into a great leader for the Seminoles.
Gordon’s main limitation is her size. At 5’4 she isn’t that long and that limits her defensively despite the fact that she competes on that end at a very high level. She also doesn’t possess elite quickness. It may seem hard to believe that about a 5’4 guard who is a consensus five star. However, Gordon can struggle to get to the rim at times because of her lack of size. She compensates for that though because she displays outstanding body control in the air. Gordon is capable of executing insane trick shots that will thrill even the most jaded fans.
Florida State had three five star point guard recruits left on their board. They were all very good. The Noles just really needed to get one of them. They accomplished that goal with Gordon. This commitment completes FSU’s 2021 class and likely vaults it into the top 20 nationally. After failing to secure a high school commitment in the 2020 class the Seminoles really needed to bounce back strong in 2021 and they have certainly done so with a class that features three top 100 players.