Florida State football’s 2020 recruiting class came into National Signing Day with the nation’s No. 20 composite class— but the writing was on the wall that that rank was unlikely to hold, and it did not.
We’d said it after former FSU verbal commit and four-star receiver Malachi Wideman didn’t sign with the ’Noles during the Early Signing Period: if you don’t sign as a commit in December, you’re not really committed. That sentiment came to fruition today, as expected, when Wideman signed with Tennessee.
So we knew the Florida State class would take a hit, and FSU slid modestly, finishing the cycle with eight four-stars and 16 three-stars. That left the ’Noles 22nd in the country, between Stanford and Arizona State. That’s down from 19th the year before, but of course, Mike Norvell and company inherited the class just ahead of the ESP.
As far as the ACC goes, the Seminoles fell from No. 2 in 2019 to No. 4 this year, behind Clemson, Miami, and North Carolina.