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Four-star DB Isaiah Bolden senses a different energy around FSU under Willie Taggart

The blue-chip cornerback has been committed to both FSU and Oregon and will decide between the two schools this Friday.

Isaiah Bolden
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There are few players in this recruiting cycle who know both FSU and Willie Taggart better than Isaiah Bolden.

Bolden, a four-star 2018 cornerback, ranked in the 247Sports composite rankings as the No. 24 cornerback and No. 232 overall player in the class, was originally committed to FSU from June of last year to this past April. Upon decommitting, he flipped his commitment to Oregon the same day and stayed committed to Taggart until after he was announced as FSU’s new coach. Bolden decommitted from Oregon December 5th, got an in-home visit from Taggart December 10th and took his official visit to FSU this weekend.

Due to this history, Bolden knows Taggart about as well as any recruit. His praise of him was effusive.

"He talks to you personally. He doesn't beat around the bush. He is straight up with you," Bolden said. "He tells you his plan and what he wants to do."

He said after the visit that his decision, which he will make Friday while signing during the early period, will come down to FSU and Oregon. The crystal ball (89% to FSU) sits firmly in favor of the Seminoles.

A big thing for Bolden is that he saw a different energy surrounding the program this weekend than when Jimbo Fisher was at the helm.

"The players were excited. I've never seen them like that before. ... It was a real good vibe,” Bolden said of the FSU practice he got to observe Saturday. “Everybody, a lot of players, a lot of recruits loving it here."

Bolden is set to make his decision Friday night, but will not be an early enrollee.

Four-star defensive back Isaiah Bolden sensed a different energy around Florida State Seminoles Football this weekend.

Posted by on Sunday, December 17, 2017