Mike Norvell and the Florida State Seminoles have amicably parted ways with a longtime verbal commitment for Tribe 24. Defensive back CJ Heard and FSU will go in different directions.
Heard is a 6’0”, 200 pound defensive back who plays for Woodward Academy in Atlanta, Georgia. He is currently ranked as the 532nd best player in the country by 247Sports Composite (56th best safety, 63rd best player in GA). He originally committed to FSU on July 30, 2022.
BREAKING: Class of 2024 Safety CJ Heard tells me he has Decommitted from Florida State— Hayes Fawcett (@Hayesfawcett3) November 19, 2023
The 5’11 195 S from Atlanta, GA had been Committed to the Seminoles since July 2022
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At FSU, Heard was considered a tweener prospect, hovering between safety and linebacker but not quite fitting into either slot. With Heard’s decommitment, the Seminoles free up another scholarship for Tribe24 and Heard will be able to find a school where he can see the field more quickly.
Florida State has among the top defensive back classes in the nation and aren’t done at the position just yet. The defensive back class consists of five-star KJ Bolden and four-stars Charles Lester, Jamari Howard, and Ricky Knight III. Heard’s decommitment is not expected to impact any current commits.
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Florida State Recruiting Class of 2024
(click on names for links to commitment articles)
Class of 2024 commitments
QUARTERBACK: 4 star Luke Kromenhoek (GA)
RUNNING BACK: 4 star Kam Davis (GA)
RUNNING BACK: 4 star Micahi Danzy (FL)
WIDE RECEIVER: 4 star Camdon Frier (FL)
WIDE RECEIVER: 4 star Lawayne McCoy (FL)
WIDE RECEIVER: 4 star BJ Gibson (GA)
WIDE RECEIVER: 4 star Elijah Moore (MD)
TIGHT END: 5 star Landen Thomas (GA)
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN: 4 star Jonathan Daniels (FL)
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN: 3 star Tye Hylton (FL)
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN: 4 star Manasse Itete (CA)
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN: 3 star Jayden Todd (GA)
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN: 5 star Armondo Blount
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN: 4 star DD Holmes (DC)
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN: 3 star Jamorie Flagg (FL)
LINEBACKER: 3 star Jayden Parrish (FL)
LINEBACKER: 3 star Timir Hickman-Collins (SC)
DEFENSIVE BACK: 5 star KJ Bolden (GA)
DEFENSIVE BACK: 5 star Charles Lester III (FL)
DEFENSIVE BACK: 4 star Jamari Howard (FL)
DEFENSIVE BACK: 4 star Ricky Knight III (FL)
KICKER: 3 star Jake Weinberg (FL)