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Early Signing Day 2020: Tracking Florida State recruits

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Your one-stop shop for today’s action.

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Early Signing Day, as it's so accurately known, is the first day that that year’s senior class of high school student-athletes can sign letters of intent to attend their future university.

For just the second time in four years, Florida State isn’t having to deal with a quick turnaround of a new coach securing commitments — instead, it’s had to deal with selling the vision of being part of rebuilding a program via phone calls and computer screens.

247Sports’ Composite Rankings currently have the Seminoles at No. 33 in the nation, Rivals at No. 44. Last year, Florida State finished with the No. 22 class in 247’s rankings.

Today FSU is expected to sign all but one of its commits — offensive lineman Kimo Makaneole, who is waiting to send in his papers. There aren’t any surprises expected today, with the exception of four-star defensive end George Wilson’s decision. Wilson, who decommitted from South Carolina following the firing of Will Muschamp, is thought to be choosing between the Auburn Tigers and Florida State, with FSU considered the slight favorite.

Other recruits that FSU has its eye on — defensive tackle Twyone Malone and wide receiver Destyn Hill among them — have delayed their decision to either later in the week or in 2021.

Keep up with all of today’s action below, where we’ll be updating our tracker as each stack of papers is faxed (well, more likely emailed) into Tallahassee.

You can join the conversation below, or also head to our recruiting thread to ask any questions on your mind as the day unfolds.

2021 football commits expected to sign today

(All times are Eastern)

UCF graduate transfer quarterback McKenzie Milton: Signed

Three-star linebacker/defensive back Shyheim Brown: Signed

Three-star defensive back Kevin Knowles II: Signed

Three-star tight end star Koby Gross: Signed

Four-star defensive end/linebacker Pat Payton: Signed

Three-star linebacker Jordan Eubanks: Signed

Four-star defensive back Hunter Washington: Signed

Four-star offensive lineman Rod Orr: Signed

Three-star wide receiver Joshua Burrell: Signed

Three-star defensive lineman Byron Turner, Jr.: Signed

Four-star defensive back Omarion Cooper: Signed

Three-star tight end Jackson West: Signed

Three-star offensive lineman Bryson Estes: Signed

Four-star defensive lineman Shambre Jackson: Signed

Three-star defensive end Joshua Farmer: Signed

Four star wide receiver Malik McClain: Signed

Not expected to sign early:

Three-star offensive lineman Kimo Makaneole

Class of 2021 recruits to keep an eye on

Four-star defensive end George Wilson (South Carolina Gamecocks decommit—FSU is thought to be the favorite): Signed

Scouting Reports:

Pat Payton

Shyheim Brown

Shambre Jackson

Hunter Washington

Kevin Knowles II

Joshua Burrell

Jordan Eubanks

Jackson West

Omarion Cooper

Bryson Estes

Byron Turner, Jr

Kimo Makaneole

Rod Orr