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FSU football has the No. 1 recruiting class in the country for 2019

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It’s a long way from the finish line, but the Seminoles have the lead.

NCAA Football: Florida State at Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

We all know about the hole from which Willie Taggart and the new FSU staff had to emerge to finish off the 2018 recruiting class as best as they could. And up against a shortage of time and a groundswell of negative momentum, they did just that, finishing a very respectable 11th nationally, and third in the ACC.

Normally, this is where one would say something about what a difference a year makes. But just as we saw how fast the new Seminoles could go in their spring game, so are we now witnessing how quickly they can flip the recruiting script mere months later.

2018’s National Signing Day occurred in early February. And now, in just the middle of April, Florida State has the top class— not just in the ACC, but in the nation, per composite rankings.

That’s right. Following a plethora of commitments over Taggart’s feel-good spring-game weekend, the ‘Noles are presently perched atop the summit of the country’s 2019 recruiting classes, positioned atop fellow top-five contenders Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Michigan, and Georgia, in that order.

Make no mistake about it: we’re still very early on in this race, which is certainly a marathon and not a sprint. It’s a great start; now let’s see if FSU can maintain its torrid pace.