Now that the September 1st window has come and gone for college softball, the class of 2024 can start announcing verbal commits to their schools. For Florida State, they have started to receive verbals. This thread will be dedicated to the players who have posted about committing to the Garnet and Gold starting in 2024.
Jazzy Francik - Right Handed Pitcher
September 26th- The high school junior from Rockledge, FL is one of the first overall verbal recruit for FSU for the class of 2024. Ranked 81st in ExtraInnings Extra Elite 100, Francik helped lead Melbourne High School to the 6A state championship title. Last season, she has a 19-1-1 record, .16 ERA, 129.2 innings pitched, 251 Ks, .117 B/AVG, 5 R, with 19 shut outs and 2 perfect games. Her performance in the circle earned her FLORIDA TODAY’s Softball Player of the Year award.
In addition to playing for Florida Storm 18U National-Shepherd as her club team, Francik is also a member of Great Britain’s Under-22 National Team. This past year she was the winner of the Gatorade Player of the Year award for the state of Florida, as a Sophomore.
2-0 win today to send us to the Championship tomorrow! @Coach_Alameda @CoachBallMalone @chelsw20 @FSU_CoachWilson @CoachTylerHeil @OSUcoachG @jjpower19 @jtgasso @rykerzc @Coach_Shippy @boschml @LegacyLegendsS1 @Los_Stuff pic.twitter.com/chWfMPFTou— Jasmine "Jazzy" Francik - 2024 RHP (@JazzFrancik2024) July 22, 2022
Addie DeLong - Third base/Outfield
October 3rd- The Mechanicsville, OH native is the second player to verbally commit to the Seminoles. As a sophomore for Mechanicsville High School, she batted .697 in 22 games, with 53 hits, 21 RBI, 14 triples, 3 home runs and 48 runs scored, while swiping 30 stolen bases.
The OHC North Division player of the year plays her travel ball for Beverly Bandits 16U Conroy. DeLong was ranked by ExtraInning as the 10th ranked recruit in the class of 2024. During the PGF nationals this past season, she was on the second place team.
A little flashback from PGF Nationals! Looking forward to the fall @BurgSoftball1 @Los_Stuff @PGFnetwork pic.twitter.com/XtPV6vXABf— Addie DeLong (@AddieD00) August 19, 2022
Bella Ruggiero - Catcher
October 17th- The third recruit of the class of 2024 has committed. Coming out of West Palm Beach, FL, Ruggiero’s primary position is behind the plate, but has served time at both first and third base. The Oxford Academy, and Tampa Mustangs - Seymour, player posted a .623 batting average last season as a sophomore. During her 25 games played, she accumulated 34 runs, 43 hits, 42 RBI, 17 doubles, 3 triples and 5 homeruns. In addition, Ruggiero is ranked 49th in the class of 2024 Extra Elite rankings by ExtraInning.
Wait and drive. Hard work is paying off and it is fun to watch!! Here is a !! @Syd_finch @UGACoachTony @Coach_Alameda @TCam_FSUSB @FSU_CoachWilson @Jamie_Trachsel @rykerzc @LLefty18 @BethTorina @HWDobson pic.twitter.com/H0pjC5pFpz— Bella Ruggiero (@BellaRuggiero2) April 14, 2022
Shelby McKenzie - First base
October 19th- The Pace, FL native, and newest Seminole, is one of the best first baseman in the country. The first team all-state player posted a .495 BA in her sophomore season at Pace High School. McKenzie also produced 39 runs, 49 hits, 41 RBI, 11 2B, 13 HR and had a .569 OBP.
Last season she was named as the Hitter of the Year by Pensacola News Journal, and is the top ranked first baseman in her class, per ExtraInning. The 4th ranked overall recruit helped lead her team to the 6A state championship tournament, where they eventually fell to fellow recruit Jazzy Francik.
McKenzie plays her summer travel ball with Birmingham Thunderbolts-Rocky, where she had a .412 BA, 47 H, 42 RBI, 10 2B, 2 3B, 4 HR and a .492 OBP.
Can’t wait to call Tally home!! Thank you @Coach_Alameda @FSU_CoachWilson @TCam_FSUSB for believing in me and giving me this opportunity!! pic.twitter.com/Lf00zj6azm— Shelby McKenzie (@Shelbymc9bolts) October 19, 2022
Colorado Sparkler Pool Play: 8-13, 6 singles, 2 HR. pic.twitter.com/qfWj7ODkPH— Shelby McKenzie (@Shelbymc9bolts) July 1, 2022
Stay tuned throughout the year to Tomahawknation.com as this thread will be updated with more verbal commits.