With 2018’s early signing period seeing the vast majority of its action yesterday, FSU today got some late bad news for its class, as Will Putnam of Tampa’s Plant High School signed with the Clemson Tigers over the Seminoles. Putnam (6’4, 280) is a four-star prospect who is considered the nation’s No. 4 offensive guard, the 11th best player from Florida, and the No. 78 overall player in the country.
Putnam’s commitment would have been massive for the Seminoles, whose ineptitude at offensive line was on stark display during the disastrous 2018 season. He’d have been the fourth OL commit in FSU’s 2019 class, and the highest ranked of the group, joining fellow blue-chip signee Dontae Lucas, as well as three-star signees Maurice Smith and Jay Williams.
Putnam was a highly sought-after recruit, who chose the Clemson over offers from FSU, Auburn, Florida, Miami, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Ohio State, Texas, and USC, among many others.
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