TALLAHASSEE — Florida State is expected to lock up more than half of their 2019 signing class during the 2018 Early Signing Period, which begins on Wednesday, December 19th, and will conclude on Friday, December 21st.
As FSU commitments, new and old, send in their national letter-of-intent to Willie Taggart and company, and the school officially confirms them, we will add them below:
7:18 a.m.: Loganville (Ga.) Grayson three-star defensive tackle Tru Thompson
Bio: Powerful defensive tackle rated as four-star prospect by ESPN and three-star by 247Sports and Rivals…consensus top-50 defensive tackle in the country, ranked as nation’s 29th defensive tackle and 50th overall prospect in Georgia by ESPN…as a senior at Grayson, led defense that held opponents to 15.2 points per game while winning 10 games and advancing to quarterfinal round of AAAAAAA state playoffs…posted more than 25 tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss and 13 quarterback hurries his senior year…as a junior, recorded more than 30 tackles, 5.0 for loss with 4.0 sacks, as part of defense that allowed only 11.8 points per game and helped Rams win 10 games…committed to Florida State over Florida, Miami, Louisville, LSU and Michigan State among others
7:26 a.m.: Twin City (Ga.) Emanuel County Institute four-star strong-side defensive end Curtis Fann
Bio: Four-star prospect by Rivals and 247Sports that brings power and quickness to the defensive line…rated No. 29 nationally according to Rivals and 17th among strong side defensive ends by 247…ranked No. 143 in ESPN300…three-year starter on both sides of the ball…helped Emanuel County Institute to perfect 5-0 regional record and appearance in second round of Class A state playoffs in 2018…as a junior played on team that won 12 games and advanced to semifinal round of state playoffs…made 64 tackles, including 23.0 for loss with 7.0 sacks, and forced four fumbles as a sophomore when Emanuel County advanced to state semifinal…picked Florida State over Georgia and South Carolina
7:30 a.m.: Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy four-star outside linebacker Jaleel McRae
Bio: Rated as four-star linebacker by ESPN and Rivals and three-star by 247Sports…tabbed as No. 11 outside linebacker and 122nd prospect in the country by ESPN…ranked 34th in the nation at his position and 56th overall in Florida by 247…selected to play in 2019 Under Armour All-America Game…transferred from his home school of New Smyrna Beach to IMG Academy for his senior season…named to high school Dick Butkus Award watch list, given to nation’s best high school linebacker…part of IMG defense his senior season that allowed only 7.9 points per game and produced 7-1 record against national competition…as a junior, totaled 73 tackles and 6.5 tackles for loss and was named second-team all-area…as a sophomore was named a second-team Sophomore All-American by MaxPreps after totaling 72 tackles, 12.0 for loss, 5.0 sacks and two interceptions…also lettered in basketball while at New Smyrna Beach, where he averaged 9.6 points and 5.5 rebounds per game as a sophomore…chose Florida State over Florida, Georgia, LSU, Texas A&M and Georgia Tech among others
7:40 a.m.: Tucker (Ga.) three-star weak-side defensive end Derrick McLendon
Bio: Versatile defensive line prospect with ability to line up at either side…shows tremendous ability as pass rusher and run stopper…rated as four-star weak side defensive end by Rivals and ESPN…ranked as No. 19 weak side defensive end in the country by Rivals and 37th by 247Sports…prior to his senior season, named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution AAAAAA preseason all-state team…finished his high school career with 85 tackles, 20.5 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks…as a senior, totaled 35 tackles and led the team with 6.0 sacks despite playing only eight games…chose the Seminoles over Florida and North Carolina State among many scholarship offers
8:05 a.m.: Miami (Fla.) Carol City three-star defensive tackle Malcolm Ray
Bio: Consensus three-star defensive tackle that displays tremendous athleticism and strong work ethic…rated as the nation’s No. 50 defensive tackle and Florida’s No. 94 overall prospect by 247Sports…as a senior, helped lead defense that posted five shutouts, including three in a row, while holding opponents to average of 9.8 points per game as Miami Carol City posted 9-3 overall record and advanced to regional semifinal round of FHSAA 6A state playoffs…as a junior named Florida 6A first-team all-state by FloridaHSFootball…as a sophomore helped lead Carol City to 6A state championship…chose FSU over several offers including Boston College, Louisville, Kentucky and South Florida
8:45 a.m.: Hampton (Ga.) Dutchtown three-star inside linebacker Kevon Glenn
Bio: Consensus three-star prospect…ESPN ranked him 14th in the country at his position and 63rd overall in Georgia…ranked as nation’s No. 35 inside linebacker and No. 86 overall prospect in Georgia by 247Sports…earned region Defensive Player of the Year and was first-team all-region selection as a senior…helped lead defense that allowed 7.1 points per game with five shutouts…led Dutchtown to 12 victories, region title and into quarterfinal round of AAAAA state playoffs…named to all-county and all-region teams as a junior after leading Bulldogs with 95 tackles and helping earn state playoff appearance…selected Florida State over multiple offers, including North Carolina State, Georgia Tech, Texas A&M and Missouri
8:55 a.m.: Dunnellon (Fla.) three-star wide receiver Maurice Goolsby
Bio: Four-star wide receiver by Rivals and 247Sports…difference-maker with impressive size that can also be a tremendous blocker…ranked as 24th overall prospect from Florida according to Rivals…caught 17 passes for 345 yards in eight games played in 2018 for Dunnellon High School, helping the Tigers to an appearance in the semifinals of the FHSAA 4A state playoffs…also plays basketball and baseball…picked Florida State over Florida
9:30 a.m.: Apopka (Fla.) Wekiva three-star cornerback Renardo Green
Bio: Rated as three-star lockdown cornerback by Rivals and 247Sports…listed as No. 46 cornerback prospect in the nation by 247 and 47th by Rivals…grabbed four interceptions and defended 23 passes as a senior at Wekiva…added 25 tackles and one fumble recovery while helping the Mustangs to 11-2 record and appearance in FHSAA 8A Regional Final…competed at The Opening in 2018…chose FSU over Ohio State
9:35 a.m.: Miami (Fla.) Carol City three-star cornerback Jarvis Brownlee
Bio: Lockdown defensive back rated as four-star prospect by Rivals, and three-star by 247Sports and ESPN…ranked as nation’s 44th-best cornerback and No. 50 overall prospect in Florida by Rivals…physical cornerback with massive wingspan…competed in Adidas 7-on-7 National Championship in the spring prior to his senior season, recording an interception…as a senior was part of defense that recorded five shutouts and allowed average of 9.8 points per game while leading Miami Carol City to 9-3 record and Regional Semifinal round of FHSAA 6A state playoffs…recorded longest interception return in Traz-Powell Stadium history as a senior, going back 108 yards for a touchdown…high school teammates with FSU signee Malcolm Ray…chose Florida State over Miami, Florida, LSU and UCF among several offers
10:40 a.m.: Moreno Valley (Cali.) Grossmont College three-star offensive tackle Jay Williams
Bio: Athletic offensive lineman rated as three-star prospect by 247Sports…ranked as No. 63 overall JUCO prospect and No. 8 offensive tackle in the country by 247…spent two seasons at Grossmont College…played defensive line and tight end at Nuview Bridge…totaled 766 yards and 17 touchdowns receiving and 153 tackles, 33.0 tackles for loss and 22.0 sacks in his career…as a senior recorded 51 tackles, 6.0 for loss and 1.0 sack…as a junior posted career-high 73 tackles, 15.0 for loss, 9.0 sacks and four forced fumbles…led Knights with 10 touchdown receptions and 8.0 sacks as a sophomore…also earned four letters in basketball and competed on track & field team…chose FSU over Louisville, Texas and Indiana among others
Signees will be reported throughout Wednesday and likely sprinkled into the next two days as well.
This will be updated throughout the Early Signing Period.
Bios are via Seminoles.com.