Florida State Seminoles football got some good news on Monday, with head coach Mike Norvell and staff picking up a commitment from 2021 four-star Miami Northwestern linebacker Patrick Payton.
Payton, considered the No. 22 outside linebacker in the country according to 247 Composite rankings, visited the school back in January as part of FSU’s Junior Day.
He recently decommitted from the Nebraska Cornhuskers, and had offers from the Georgia Bulldogs, Kansas Jayhawks and Miami-Florida Hurricanes, amongst others.
Outside of Payton, the Seminoles currently have two other players in the 2021 class who spent time at linebacker in high school — three-star Jordan Eubanks out of Texas and three-star Shyheim Brown from Lake City in Florida.
With little over a week until Early Signing Day, here’s how FSU’s class currently looks:
Class of 2021 football recruits
WIDE RECEIVER - 3 star Joshua Burrell
WIDE RECEIVER - 3 star Malik McClain
TIGHT END - 3 star Jackson West
TIGHT END - 3 star Koby Gross
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN - 3 star Bryson Estes
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN - 3 star Kimo Makaneole
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN - 4 star Rod Orr
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN - 4 star Shambre Jackson
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN - 3 star Byron Turner, Jr.
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN- 3 star Joshua Farmer
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN/LINEBACKER- 4 star Pat Payton
LINEBACKER - 3 star Jordan Eubanks
LINEBACKER/DEFENSIVE BACK - 3 star Shyheim Brown
DEFENSIVE BACK - 4 star Hunter Washington
DEFENSIVE BACK - 3 star Kevin Knowles II
DEFENSIVE BACK - 4 star Omarion Cooper