Ta’Niya Latson (Westlake HS, Atlanta, GA) committed to Florida State this afternoon. The 5’8 Latson is a consensus five star player who is ranked #17 overall by ESPN’s HoopGurlz. Latson is the first member of FSU’s 2022 recruiting class. Latson chose FSU over Baylor, Georgia, Kentucky, Miami (FL), NC State, Texas and Virginia Tech.
100% committed #GONOLES pic.twitter.com/mgSi3MS81K— Ta'Niya Latson (@NiyaLatson) August 2, 2021
Latson is a dynamic ball hawking guard who is known for her athleticism. However, she also has an advanced skill set and is fiercely competitive.
This is a very important recruit for FSU for a number of reasons (in no particular order):
- FSU lost its recruiting coordinator over the summer when Assistant Coach Joy McCorvey moved on to Tennessee. This commitment shows that even with her absence FSU is not missing a beat.
- Latson is the first 5-star recruit for FSU since the 2019 class that featured a pair of five stars in River Baldwin and Sammie Puisis. Florida State needs to recruit this type of player to raise the program to a level where it is possible to advance deep in the NCAA Tournament on a regular basis.
- Latson is from Atlanta. FSU needs to re-establish a presence in that talent rich city (and suburbs). Latson’s commitment can be the start.
- Look again at Latson’s finalist list. Florida State beat out some impressive competition for this commitment.
FSU is not done with the 2022 class. The Noles are still chasing many impressive players including (but not limited to) Tonie Morgan, Talaysia Cooper, Kara Dunn, Flau’ Jae Johnson, Amiya Joyner, Mya Kone and Ashlyn Watkins.