As the Grateful Dead penned, what a long strange trip it’s been. In what feels like about a year ago but has only been a couple of months, Florida State underwent a coaching change recently. And thanks to Jimbo Fisher’s premature abstention from his recruiting duties, the Seminoles’ momentum on the trail slowed to the pace of a Fisher offense. New ’Nole head coach Willie Taggart was tasked with the challenging job of salvaging FSU’s 2018 recruiting class— and for all intents and purposes, he’s very much succeeded.
And that all culminates today, 2018’s National Signing Day. Verbal commitments will make their pledges official, and undecided prospects will make one of the biggest decisions of their lives. And we’ll keep track of it all right here, including links to pieces on each new Seminole.
Be sure to check back often, as this piece will be updated as events develop throughout this very busy day. And remember, these times can always change (and often do). The comments section below has been closed, so as to enable faster loading times.
Players Already Signed With FSU
- 4-star safety Jaiden Woodbey (early enrollee)
- 4-star cornerback Anthony Lytton
- 4-star cornerback Asante Samuel Jr.
- 4-star cornerback Isaiah Bolden
- 4-star defensive tackle Robert Cooper
- 4-star linebacker Amari Gainer (early enrollee)
- 3-star offensive lineman Christian Armstrong (early enrollee)
- 3-star running back Anthony Grant (flipped from Tennessee)
- 4-star FSU linebacker commit Xavier Peters
- 4-star FSU offensive lineman commit Christian Meadows
- 3-star FSU offensive lineman commit Jalen Goss
- 4-star FSU defensive end target Malcolm Lamar
- 4-star FSU receiver commit Warren Thompson
- 4-star FSU defensive tackle commit Dennis Briggs
- 3-star FSU receiver commit D’Marcus Adams
- 3-star FSU receiver commit Keyshawn Helton
- 4-star FSU receiver target Tre’Shaun Harrison
- 3-star FSU defensive tackle target Jamarcus Chatman
- 3-star FSU defensive end commit Chaz Neal
- 3-star receiver Jordan Young (flipped from Tennessee)
- 4-star FSU tight end commit Camren McDonald
FSU Targets Signed Elsewhere
- 3-star FSU linebacker target James Miller signed with Indiana
- 4-star FSU quarterback target James Foster signed with Texas A&M
Something Really Cool
Coach Willie Taggart asked each commit what song they would like played with their personalized signing announcement tweet (clean versions, of course). Like a walkup song in baseball, it’s a great personal touch.
Welcome to FSU, @xavierpeters22!#Tribe18 | #DoSomethinghttps://t.co/XoSMEz0KdD pic.twitter.com/bqFr80w8eN— FSU Football (@FSUFootball) February 7, 2018
So far, here are the songs. Want a listen? Check out this Spotify playlist.
- Willie Taggart: “In The Air Tonight” — Phil Collins
- Anthony Grant: “Humble” — Kendrick Lamar
- Jalen Goss: “Walk it like I talk it” — Migos
- Xavier Peters: “DNA” — Kendrick Lamar
- Christian Meadows: “I get the bag” — Gucci Mane
- Dennis Briggs: “Stir Fry” — Migos
- D’Marcus Adams: “In and Out” — Lud Foe
- Jarmarcus Chatman: “Shooters” — Tory Lanez
- Tre’Shuan Harrison: “God’s Plan” — Drake
- Malcolm Lamar: “Money Forever” — Lil Baby
- Keyshawn Helton: “Hardaway” — Derez Deshon
- Warren Thompson: “Top” — Gunna
- Chaz Neal: “Hail Mary” — 2Pac
- Camren McDonald: “Notice Me” — Migos
- Asante Samuel Jr.: “1800 Nights” — Kodak Black (YouTube version here. This song is not on Spotify.)