Friday the 13th is turning out better than last week’s Bloody Friday for Florida State recruiting. A couple days after losing their quarterback commit for the 2020 class, the Seminoles have replaced him with Valdosta signal-caller Tate Rodemaker.
A three-star talent, Rodemaker (6’4, 190) is new coach Mike Norvell’s first commitment. How’s this for a recruiting timeline: on the 11th, the ’Noles offered Rodemaker. On the 12th, he took his official visit to FSU. And today, he pledged his services to Florida State.
Rodemaker is ranked the nation’s No. 27 prostyle QB, the 71st best player in Georgia, and the country’s No. 720 prospect overall. His primary recruiter was new offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham, and he also has offers from Baylor, Utah, Virginia Tech, Pitt, Northwestern, Boston College, USF, and many other programs. Rodemaker will sign on December 18, when the Early Signing Period commences. He’ll be the first high school quarterback to sign with FSU in three years.