FSU coach Willie Taggart spoke about the early signing period class.
Wayne McGahee III, Tallahassee Democrat
It was moving weekend for Florida State.
FSU had 11 official visitors on campus with almost half taking their first visit to Tallahassee.
If the Seminoles wanted to have a chance at signing most of the prospects, they needed to make the most of their opportunities this weekend.
After speaking with 10 of the 11 official visitors and multiple sources, the weekend was a rousing success.
The Seminoles entered the weekend with the No. 16 ranked class in the 247Sports composite ranking with 19 commitments.
Four-star quarterback Lance LeGendre
LeGendre has been FSU’s primary target at quarterback since Sam Howell flipped from FSU to UNC during the early signing period. He met with new FSU offensive coordinator Kendal Briles and came away very impressed with the Seminoles’ new play-caller.
He likes the way that FSU is planning to use its quarterbacks in this system and realizes how big of a need the quarterback position is. The odds are very good that he will end up signing with the Seminoles on Feb. 6.
Two-star kicker Ryan Fitzgerald
Fitzgerald wasn’t saying much following the visit, but that’s only because he was waiting until he got home to announce his commitment to the Seminoles. He’s a talented kicker and FSU needs one over the next two years to replace Ricky Aguayo. He earned first-team All-American honors from USA Today this season.
Three-star athlete Alante Brown
Brown and Michigan State parted ways while Brown was on his official visit to FSU. Brown knew that by taking the official that Michigan State would pull his offer, but decided to come to Tallahassee anyway.
That says a lot about the Seminoles’ chances to land the talented athlete. He wouldn’t jeopardize his commitment to visit a place that he wasn’t very interested in. FSU is pitching him playing time at running back and in the slot at wide receiver.
Three-star offensive tackle Ira Henry
Henry had a lot of great things to say about his visit to FSU. Henry is looking for a place that he can come in and potentially play early. FSU made it very clear that there is playing time available in Tallahassee.
Auburn was considered the leader for Henry following his official visit last weekend, but the Seminoles have placed themselves in a great position to land him. He called the visit a “10.”
Three-star offensive guard Kamaar Bell
Bell is also interested in playing early. It’s one of the primary factors in his decision process. He is down to Auburn and FSU and will be choosing between the two on National Signing Day.
Before then, Bell is considering coming back to FSU for an unofficial visit with his teammate three-star defensive back Jay Ward. The Seminoles have mom on their side due to distance with FSU being less than an hour away from home. FSU is in a very good spot to sign him.
Four-star defensive lineman Charles Moore
Moore came alone for his official visit, but came away very impressed with the Seminoles. He spent most of his interview talking about how impressed he was with the togetherness of the coaching staff and how different that was from other places.
He also noted that it was the same way between the players. That camaraderie was one of the reasons he decided to visit FSU. He saw how tight Akeem Dent, Travis Jay, Jaleel McRae, Brendan Gant, Raymond Woodie III, and Kalen DeLoach were at the Under Armour All-America Game.
He will choose between LSU, FSU, UF, and Auburn. FSU is in much better position following the visit, but still needs to drive it home with coach Taggart’s in-home visit this week.
Four-star linebacker Eugene Asante
Asante was the most difficult to read of any of the official visitors. He enjoyed the visit, and came away impressed with the players and the coaching staff. FSU is very much in his recruitment, but will still be competing with North Carolina and Virginia Tech. The Hokies are considered the leader.
Four-star FSU safety commit Brendan Gant
Gant shut down his recruitment following his official visit. He was considering a visit to LSU, but that visit will no longer take place. He will sign with the Seminoles.
Three-star FSU linebacker signee Kevon Glenn
brought multiple family members for his official visit. He’s already signed so the visit was more about him getting comfortable with the campus.
Three-star offensive tackle Darius Washington
Washington did not speak to the media following his official visit, which is how his recruitment has operated. FSU is battling Mississippi State and Miami for his commitment. FSU is quietly confident they can land him at this point.
Four-star FSU defensive end commit Quashon Fuller
Fuller enjoyed his visit, but had his questions answered about the program long ago. He still plans to take an official visit to Alabama next weekend, but said it would take a lot to change his mind from FSU.