Florida State continues its red hot streak on the recruiting trail as they’ve added another piece to their recruiting class in the form of safety, Israel Mukuamu. Mukuamu. The 6’5 190 lb safety out of Bossier City, Louisiana from Parkway High School committed to FSU a month after his first visit to FSU during the first session of the Jimbo Fisher Camp. Mukuamu put together an impressive workout which earned him an offer on the spot.
In all, Mukuamu visited Florida State just one time before the pledge was made. Leading his recruitment was defensive coordinator Charles Kelly.
He is considered a three-star prospect ranking 526th nationally, 41st at his position, and 22nd within the state of Louisiana in the 247 Composite Rankings. He chose FSU over offers South Carolina, Georgia, Indiana, Florida, Oklahoma State, Louisville and a few others.
The talented defensive back is the second safety to join FSU’s class after the recent commitment from Jonathan Huggins. The Louisiana native drew a lot of nation wide interest with 20 schools offering him a scholarship. Besides Florida State, Georgia, UF, Louisville, Oklahoma State and Clemson were just some of the offers he received.
Mukuamu is in a similar mold to current FSU DB Carlos Becker; a long rangy, explosive athlete that plays the game with great physicality. He’s a very raw DB but should experience a great jump in his abilities as he continues to grow into his body and his lateral quickness improves.
He has to finish plays better and improve on his drops but the ball skills are really impressive; particularly at the 35 second mark of his highlight tape; very impressive for a 6’5 athlete to bend like that and get that interception off the ground.
Mukuamu is the 17th commitment of the FSU’s 7th ranked recruiting class which now features nine four-star prospects and eight three-star prospects.