Cedric Baxter one of the top players in America

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Cedric Baxter Jr. is a 6’0 195 pound running back from Orlando, FL.

The Class of 2023 prospect attends Edgewater High School and recently committed to Florida State.

Late Wednesday morning, 247 Sports came out with its initial Top 100 ranking for the Class of 2023, and the FSU commit debuted at 36th overall (3rd best RB and 9th best player in Florida).

Tomahawk Nation caught up with the talented recruit short after the release, and he said you can trust that everyone’s going to feel him this season, as he shows out.

The Seminoles offered Baxter in late April:

He called Florida State his “dream school,” and TN gathered more in its in-depth interview with the blue-chip:

What’d the Florida State offer mean to you?

“It meant a lot because growing up, all I knew was FSU, and when I got the offer, I was extremely grateful because that’s my dream school.”

With whom did you speak?

“Coach Marve [and] Coach YAC (David Johnson).”

What was the conversation like?

“Coach Marve said ‘this [is] the offer you wanted, and you got it.’

Coach YAC told me to ‘keep grinding and keep working because I have the ability to be one of the best backs.’”


FSU got a good one, and he should be a good recruiter (dare I say "bellcow") for the Noles...

I like this!

I’m beginning to feel like this could be a positive turn for this team. With an improved year this year and a coordinated defense, we could really gain some real recruiting momentum for future classes.

But I thought we were 3 star U now

This is huge....if we can execute what we are trying, this is the tip of the iceberg.

With most of the state, FSU is well liked by the young people. All we need to do is improve and top 5 classes will follow.

I am not familiar with the player, but hopefully it is a good start to that class.

Great start! As JP said he’ll be vocal on the trail, very likable kid

Gonna be interesting to see how much he grows and if it impacts where he projects to play.

I really like this kid if for no other reason than...

he is from my high school! Of course I went to Edgewater many years ago, but I still have the spirit…Go Eagles!!

N Kelly Commit

Baxter was one of the first to respond to his commitment Tweet yesterday. There definitely seems to be more of a vocal brotherhood with the kids that Norvell and Staff are bringing in. Gotta say something about the message that the staff is preaching. I’m here for it!!

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