The Florida State Seminoles’ recruiting class has risen steadily since Willie Taggart took over as head coach in December. He had a lot of ground to make up, as Jimbo Fisher’s staff had, in large part, stopped recruiting. When he took over, Willie Taggart said his goal was to “salvage” the recruiting class, and he looks to be on track to do so. FSU has risen from the 60s to the teens, and has a legitimate shot to close with a top-15 class.
FSU currently has 15 commitments, including seven of which signed during the new Early Signing Period. The Seminoles have an impressive 66 percent Blue-Chip Ratio in the class at present.
This weekend, they will welcome eight recruits on official visits, plus perhaps an unofficial visitor or two.
QB target James Foster, of Montgomery (Ala.) Lanier, is visiting. He has already seen Alabama, A&M, LSU. FSU has the final visit, and went in home with Foster previously. He has consistently been FSU’s top QB target since Early Signing Period.
While it is not certain FSU will take a RB in this class, Tennessee RB commit Anthony Grant, of Buford (Ga.) is coming in to check out the Seminoles.
FSU top WR target Tre’Shaun Harrison, of Seattle (Wa.) Garfield is finally coming in. FSU’s staff has done a great job recruiting the speedster, dating back to their time at Oregon, and recruiting his mom will be key as well due to the distance from home to Tallahassee.
Sources at FSU expect Tennessee WR commit Jordan Young, of Conyers (GA) Heritage, to come in. Willie Taggart went in-home this week to ensure that happens, making sure Young understands the scholarship offer from FSU is very real. Update: A source confirmed that Young left for Tallahassee this morning and is indeed making the visit.
Pensacola West Fla HS product WR Keyshawn Helton is also expected in. Helton is a late bloomer who put up a huge year, and though FSU has not offered, an offer (and commitment) is very possible. FSU wants to take four receivers in the class, though it could fit in five.
Wesley Chapel HS OL/DL commit Chaz Neal and Macon County (Ga) OL commit Christian Meadows will also be in town trying to recruit for FSU and learn more about their future schools.
Seffner (Fla.) Armwood LB James Miller is also going to be visiting. A commitment is very possible.
WR commit Warren Thompson, of Seffner (Fla.) Armwood could be visiting unofficially, since he already used his official visit. Thompson will be trying to recruit his potential future QB in James Foster.
What is more interesting is whether his DL teammate Malcolm Lamar will come with him, as some reports say that he will and some say they he will not. We’ll see what happens. He has officially visited FSU and UF in recent weeks.
Targets Visiting elsewhere
DE target Andrew Chatfield, of Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) American Heritage might be visiting Miami. He saw FSU and UF in recent weeks.
DL Jamarcus Chatman, of Rome (Ga.), is visiting Miami. Miami has a ton of playing time to offer, so FSU will be sweating this one out.