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Offensive Lineman Kimo Makaneole commits to Florida State

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Building from inside out.

Niceville OT Kimo Makaneole received an offer from Florida State and immediately committed to head coach Mike Norvell, the prospect confirmed to Tomahawk Nation on Sunday before tweeting out the news himself:

Makaneole is a three star offensive guard prospect rated as the 29th best offensive guard in the 2021 class. At 6’4, 280 pounds, he has a large frame to grow into as a developmental prospect.

Kimo has attracted offers from Arizona State, Boston College, Colorado, Duke, Kansas, Louisville, Mississippi State, Missouri, NC State, Pittsburgh, Texas A&M, UCF, and Virginia Tech, among others. His commitment came very quickly after his conversation with FSU offensive line coach Alex Atkins - with whom he has a good relationship, according to Warchant:

“Me and Coach Atkins have a really good relationship,” the rising senior said. “Me and him always talk about things that I need to fix with my game from my junior year. He clearly wants to help me become a better player and succeed overall. He really cares about his players. It says a lot that he’s doing this even though I haven’t been offered yet. Everything Coach Atkins tells you is very genuine and is straight-forward.”

Makaneole is FSU’s 14th commitment for the 2021 class, and the second offensive line commitment after Jake Slaughter flipped to Florida last week.

Stay tuned to TN, as we’ll have more on Makaneole soon, and, as always, make sure to talk all things FSU recruiting in the most recent recruiting thread.