Florida State’s new head coach Willie Taggart made an immediate splash in the recruiting world after being hired by the ’Noles in December, using the west-coast ties he forged at Oregon to secure a trio of commitments from Pac-12 territory. California safety Jaiden Woodbey was the highest ranked player in FSU’s 2018 signing class, and he was joined by fellow four stars Tre’Shaun Harrison, a receiver from Seattle, and Golden State tight end Camren McDonald. And now Taggart and company are on the radar of another elite prospect from the Pacific coast.
Five-star California running back Kendall Milton (6’2, 210), the No. 2 running back in the class of 2020, was offered by FSU in January and made an unofficial visit to Tallahassee in March. On Monday, he released the top-ten schools he’s considering, and the Seminoles made the cut. USC is currently the school to beat for Milton’s services in the eyes of most recruiting analysts.