The Florida State Seminoles added their first receiver to the #Tribe21 class when Joshua Burrell announced his commitment to the ’Noles. He becomes the eighth member of the class, joining Luke Altmyer, Joshua Farmer, Dequaveon Fuller, Branden Jennings, Jake Slaughter, Hunter Washington, and Kevin Knowles.
Burrell had been considered an FSU lean for some time before making his commit public Friday on Instagram Live and later added his commitment video to make it official:
It's A Blessing Just To Be Here, Committed pic.twitter.com/CtVSFXPJlF— Joshua Burrell (@JoshBurr9_) May 29, 2020
The 6’3, 212 pound (self-reported) wide receiver from Blythewood, SC is ranked 456th nationally overall, and the 75th best receiver (3rd best player in South Carolina). Tomahawk Nation listed Burrell in the trending targets section of our wide receiver recruiting article. Here’s an excerpt from our own NoleThruandThru regarding Burrell’s abilities:
Burrell is a big and bulky receiver and uses that to his advantage on the field, bullying defenders and using his body to shield. He also routinely leaves defenders in his tracks with his speed. The first word that comes to mind when watching Burrell is “dynamic,” and it’s easy to see why he’s one of the top players in the Carolinas.
Burrell is currently ranked a high 3-star (88 rating) on the 247 Sports Composite List, but he possesses the size and abilities to move up the rankings before enrolling.
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UPDATE 5/31 12:35 PM:
Burrell on when he told the staff he was committing to Florida State:
“It’s actually funny story. The whole day I was telling (Coach) Dillingham I wasn’t ready, and I needed more time. Then, I had a FaceTime with them set for that night, and I asked for a spot on the team if they would have me. They were all surprised (Norvell, Dugans and Dillingham) and were all excited for me. Coach Norvell said he’s glad I didn’t lead him the wrong direction, or else he’d be jumping through the phone at me lol.”