For the second time in three years, Florida State football heads into the crucial Early Signing Period with a brand new head coach. Like Willie Taggart before him, Mike Norvell has had to hit the ground running in Tallahassee, scrambling to firm up commitments from players recruited by his predecessor.
Now, from Wednesday through Friday, we’ll see the fruits of his labors. That’s this year’s Early Signing Period, when most of the class of 2020 will put pen to paper and make their commitments to schools nationwide official.
We’ll keep track of all the activity involving Florida State commitments and targets— and if you haven’t yet signed up for our free text alerts, you can do that here. But check back with this piece often. as we’ll update it as players sign.
Here are FSU’s verbal commitments, all of whom are expected to sign with the ’Noles during the ESP. We’ll link to their individual articles once they’ve signed.
- Four-star CB Demorie Tate (signed)
- Four-star WR Malachi Wideman
According to a local reporter covering Wideman, the talented receiver has decided to wait until National Signing Day in February:
waiting until National Signing Day to sign— Vinnie Portell (@VJPortell) December 18, 2019
- Four-star RB Lawrance Toafili (signed)
- Four-star S Jadarius McKnight (signed)
- Four-star OLB Stephen Dix Jr. (signed)
- Four-star WR Ja’Khi Douglas (signed)
- Four-star DT Emanuel Rogers (signed)
- Three-star ILB Jayion McCluster (signed)
- Three-star C Thomas Shrader (signed)
- Three-star QB Tate Rodemaker (signed)
- Three-star OG Zane Herring (signed)
- Three-star OT Lloyd Willis (signed)
- Three-star TE Carter Boatwright (signed)
- Unranked Aussie punter Alex Mastromanno (signed)
FSU is also targeting some players who are either uncommitted or committed elsewhere:
- Four-star WR Bryan Robinson (previously uncommitted, signed with FSU over Alabama)
- Four-star QB Chubba Purdy (previously committed to Louisville, flipped to and signed with FSU)
- Four-star WDE Morven Joseph (previously uncommitted, signed with Tennessee)
- Three-star WR Kentron Poitier (previously uncommitted, signed with FSU over UF)
- Three-star WDE Josh Griffis (previously committed to Louisville, flipped to and signed with FSU)
We’ll also include any players who flip to other schools. Again, check back often—this goes fast.