FSU coach Willie Taggart’s inaugural recruiting class got a lot stronger with Dent on board. Dent is listed as the No. 33 prospect in the nation and the No. 3 cornerback in the 2019 class, according to 247sports.com.
“After a great week at the Under Armor All-American game, I have completed all of my high school goals and now I am excited to join my college teammates on this journey back to prominence,” Dent wrote in a message posted on his Twitter account.
“I would like to thank God, my mother, my loved ones, my hometown Pahokee … and my coaches and teammates I came across [throughout] my [high school] career. This opportunity is one that I am grateful for, and could not have done alone. Without further ado I would like to announce my decision I been made to early enroll at Florida State University. I am committed to success and as always 100 percent Nole Blooded!”
Dent is FSU’s sole five-star prospect and pushed the Seminoles from No. 24 to No. 17 in the latest 247Sports team rankings.
The Seminoles now have the second highest ranked recruiting class in the ACC behind only Clemson.
The Seminoles recently parted with special teams coach Alonzo Hampton. The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman was the first to report the staff change.
Hampton joined Taggart making the move to FSU from Oregon, where he was part of the football support staff.
The Seminoles ranked 95th nationally in special teams during the 2018 season.
Hampton is the second coach to leave Taggart’s staff since the team went 5-7 during the 2018 season. Offensive coordinator Walt Bell left to take over as the head coach at UMass. He was replaced by Houston offensive coordinator Kendal Briles.