How do you top rushing for 4,809 yards, 55 touchdowns, and a 9.7 yards per carry in your high school career? By signing with Florida State University and that’s what four-star running back signee Lawrance Toa’fili, from Pinellas Park High School by way of Largo, Florida, did today.
He initially committed to FSU on August 7th over offers from Auburn, Florida, and Alabama and; he decided to jump in the class and secure his spot. At the time FSU was rolling in recruiting and before the decommitment of Jaylan Knighton it wasn’t a 100% guarantee that he’d be in the class so Toafili took initiative.
Then 2019 happened and like many of FSU’s commitments he was a little unsettled by the firing of Willie Taggart but after an official visit this past weekend where he met with Coach Norvell he made the decision to end his recruitment today officially.
Toafili is an ideal running back for what Mike Norvell wants to do on offense. He’s a one-cut runner with above average speed but great power in his lower body and control. He’s already 6’0 200lbs and hasn’t hit a college weight room yet; there’s a good chance he’s FSU’s bell cow at some point in 2020.
Cam Akers has declared for the draft; Khalan Laborn has been suspended twice this season, and at the moment Anthony Grant is away from the team for personal reasons but is expected to rejoin the Seminoles.
Running back is a major position of need for FSU’s 2020 recruiting class and luckily for the ’Noles; they’ve secured the signature of a good one.
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Dynamic #Playmaker coming!! @LToafili_3 is officially a part of the #NoleFamily and is a special addition to #Tribe20 pic.twitter.com/6wZYoLX2d5— Mike Norvell (@Coach_Norvell) December 18, 2019