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Florida State’s 2019 Football Recruiting Class

Jarvis Brownlee | DB | 5-11 | 175 | Miami Gardens, Fla. | Miami Carol City Senior High School 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

Kalen DeLoach | LB | 6-0 | 206 | Savannah, Ga. | Islands High School Can play any of the linebacker positions and has speed to go sideline to sideline…rated as consensus four-star prospect…ranked No. 198 in ESPN300…listed as No. 14 outside linebacker nationally and 28th prospect out of Georgia according to 247 Composite…ranked 14th nationally at his position and No. 34 in Georgia according to Rivals…will play in 2019 Under Armour All-America Game…registered 156 tackles, 13.0 tackles for loss with 7.0 sacks and two interceptions as a senior…was named Butkus Award finalist for best high school linebacker in America…contributed on offense as well, adding 771 yards rushing and 19 touchdowns…also played basketball for Islands High School…chose Florida State over Auburn and Michigan from numerous offers

Akeem Dent | DB | 6-1 | 170 | Pahokee, Fla. | Palm Beach Central High School Five-star prospect ranked 28th nationally, 4th at his position, and No. 4 in Florida according to Rivals…listed as the nation’s No. 11 cornerback and the No. 12 prospect in Florida by 247Sports…ranked as No. 76 prospect in ESPN300…played in 2019 Under Armour All-America Game…two-time Sun Sentinel Palm Beach County Class 8A-6A Defensive Player of the Year…contributed 67 tackles and one interception while serving as team captain in 2018, leading the Broncos to the FHSAA 8A Regional Final…2018 Groza Award Palm Beach County Player of the Year…tallied 81 tackles, five interceptions and three forced fumbles as a junior…helped Palm Beach Central to back-to-back district titles…is younger brother of current FSU wide receiver Adarius Dent…chose Florida State over Alabama and Miami among many offers

Curtis Fann Jr. | DE | 6-1 | 252 | Stillmore, Ga. | Emanuel County Institute 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

Kevon Glenn | LB | 6-1 | 220 | Hampton, Ga. | Dutchtown High School 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

Maurice Goolsby | WR | 6-4 | 190 | Dunnellon, Fla. | Dunnellon High School 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

Renardo Green | DB | 6-0 | 173 | Apopka, Fla. | Wekiva High School 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

Dontae Lucas | OL | 6-3 | 323 | Overtown, Fla. | IMG Academy Powerful offensive lineman rated as consensus four-star prospect…ranked as No. 3 offensive guard in the country and 50th overall prospect by Rivals…was 110th overall in ESPN300 and No. 4 offensive guard…selected to play in 2019 All-American Bowl…as a senior, blocked for IMG offense that averaged 41.6 points per game on way to 7-1 record against national schedule…spent junior season at Miami Senior High School where he paved the way for an offense that produced 39.4 points per game and won 12 games while advancing to Class 8A state semifinal…named second-team all-state by USA Today following his junior season…high school teammates his senior season with fellow FSU signee Jaleel McRae…chose FSU over several offers, including Miami, Florida and Alabama

Derrick McLendon II | DE | 6-3 | 233 | Decatur, Ga. | Tucker High School 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

Jaleel McRae | LB | 6-2 | 236 | New Smyrna Beach, Fla. | IMG Academy Rated as four-star linebacker by ESPN and Rivals…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…high school teammates at IMG Academy with fellow FSU signee Dontae Lucas…chose Florida State over Florida, Georgia, LSU, Texas A&M and Georgia Tech among others

Malcolm Ray | DL | 6-2 | 247 | Miami Gardens, Fla. | Miami Carol City Senior High School 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…high school teammates with FSU signee Jarvis Brownlee…chose FSU over several offers including Boston College, Louisville, Kentucky and South Florida

Maurice Smith | OL | 6-2 | 287 | Miami, Fla. | Miami Central High School Three-star recruit by Rivals…plays with great technique, footwork and hand placement…listed as nation’s 28th-best offensive guard and 98th overall prospect out of Florida by Rivals…helped Miami Central to 11-3 record and appearance in FHSAA 6A regional final as a senior…blocked for offense that rushed for 3,072 yards and 32 touchdowns, averaging 219.4 yards per game and 6.5 yards per carry on the ground…protected for passing attack that threw for 2,363 yards on 146 completions and 25 touchdowns while averaging 16.2 yards per catch…competed in The Opening Miami Regional in 2018…picked Florida State over Miami and Boston College

Tru Thompson | DT | 6-0 | 324 | Loganville, Ga. | Grayson High School 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

Jay Williams | OL | 6-6 | 290 | Moreno Valley, Calif. | Nuview Bridge Early College HS/Grossmont College 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

Raymond Woodie III | DB | 6-0 | 191 | Palmetto, Fla. | Florida State University School Dynamic safety rated as four-star prospect by ESPN and Rivals and three-star by 247Sports…tabbed as nation’s No. 9 safety by ESPN and 22nd in the country by Rivals…ranked 158th on ESPN300…versatile athlete that lined up at safety, wide receiver, quarterback and as returner in high school…selected to play in 2019 Under Armour All-America Game…first-team all-state selection as a senior…totaled 45 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss and four pass deflections, hauled in 22 receptions for 422 yards and three touchdowns and returned two kickoffs for touchdowns while helping Florida High advance to semifinal round of FHSAA 3A state playoffs…as a junior at Sheldon High School in Eugene, Oregon, totaled 20 tackles, six interceptions and 1.0 sack while adding 18 receptions for 276 yards and four touchdowns…named first-team All-Southwest Conference for his performance…played quarterback at Carrollwood Day School in Tampa his freshman and sophomore seasons…son of FSU linebackers coach Raymond Woodie…chose FSU over Louisville, Stanford, Cal and Ole Miss from multiple offers

Ryan Fitzgerald | K | 6-0 | 185 | Coolidge, Ga. | Colquitt County High School One of the top kicking prospects in the country known for his explosive leg…rated five-star kicker and No. 14 prospect in the country by Kohl’s Kicking…holds two Georgia state high school career records with 51 made field goals and eight 50+-yard field goals…as a senior made single-season state-record 22 field goals while earning first-team All-American by MaxPreps, first team All-American by Kohl’s Kicking and 2018 Chris Sailer Award…as a junior, made school-record 60-yard field goal, the fifth-longest in Georgia history by a high schooler, on his way to breaking state’s single-season record with six 50+-yard field goals…extended school record for longest field goal seven times…chose Florida State over Baylor, FAU, Army and Air Force among other offers.

Quashon Fuller | DE | 6-2 | 281 | Cape Coral, Fla. | Lehigh Senior High School Consensus four-star defensive end…ranked No. 194 in ESPN300…listed as 15th-best strong side defensive end nationally and No. 22 overall prospect in Florida by 247Sports…contributed 55 tackles, 5.0 sacks, two interceptions and two pass breakups as a senior at Lehigh…missed majority of junior season due to injury…two-time Naples Daily News Big 15 prospect…competed at The Opening in Dallas in 2018…played in 2019 All-American Bowl…chose FSU over Alabama and Florida.

Brendan Gant | DB | 6-1 | 193 | Lakeland, Fla. | Kathleen High School Consensus four-star safety…ranked as nation’s third-best safety according to Rivals, sixth by ESPN and 26th by 247Sports…competed at The Opening Finals in 2018…played quarterback and defensive back, helping lead Kathleen to FHSAA 7A regional semifinal appearance in 2018…played in 2019 Under Armour All-America Game…also played basketball for Red Devils…father Eric Gant is in the Grambling Legends Sports Hall of Fame after rushing for 3,745 yards and 34 touchdowns during his career…uncle Kenny Gant won two Super Bowl rings during his seven-year NFL career with the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers…chose FSU over numerous offers including Alabama.

Ira Henry III | OL | 6-5 | 320 | Florissant, Mo. | Trinity Catholic High School Consensus three-star offensive lineman known for tremendous strength and massive frame…rated as nation’s No. 33 offensive tackle and No. 21 overall prospect in Missouri by Rivals…ranked as No. 46 offensive tackle in class of 2019 and No. 19 prospect in Missouri by ESPN…four-year letterwinner…as a senior, led Trinity Catholic to state championship with 13-2 record…paved way for offense that averaged 48.4 points per game, scoring more than 50 points six times, and averaged 273.4 rushing yards per game…named AAAA second-team all-state following his senior season…as a junior, was named the AAA small division Lineman of the Year…part of Trinity Catholic team that went to Class 2 championship game his sophomore season…chose Florida State over several offers, including Florida and Auburn.

Travis Jay | DB | 6-2 | 176 | Greenville, Fla. | Madison County High School Explosive athlete rated as consensus four-star defensive back…ranked as No. 14 cornerback in the country by ESPN and 17th at the position by 247Sports…played in 2019 Under Armour All-America Game…ironman athlete that lined up in defensive backfield and at quarterback his senior season at Madison County…finished high school career 38-2 and part of back-to-back 1A state championships his junior and senior seasons…as a senior, posted 44 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss, four interceptions and 15 pass deflections in the defensive backfield…while playing quarterback his senior season, was 1,300-yard passer and 1,000-yard rusher with 33 total touchdowns…as a junior totaled 59 tackles and eight interceptions, returning two for touchdowns…named to Class 1A all-state team and first-team All-Big Bend as defensive back…as a sophomore totaled 46 tackles and eight interceptions…lettered each year in basketball…as a junior on the court, averaged 15.6 points, 10.8 rebounds, 8.7 assists and 4.0 steals per game, finishing with 11 triple-doubles and being honored as the Big Bend Player of the Year…signed with the Seminoles over offers from Clemson, Alabama, Georgia and Auburn among others.

Darius Washington | OL | 6-4 | 285 | Pensacola, Fla. | West Florida High School Powerful offensive lineman rated as four-star prospect by ESPN and three-star recruit by 247Sports and Rivals…listed as nation’s No. 39 offensive tackle and No. 68 overall prospect in Florida by ESPN…ranked 82nd in Florida by 247…as a senior, registered 37 pancake blocks while paving way for West Florida offense that averaged 162 rushing yards per game…named first-team all-area by Pensacola News Journal…invited to compete in local Subway High School All-Star Game…as a junior, helped lead Jaguars to 5A state championship game and 12-2 overall record…opened holes for offense that averaged 33.3 points per game and 193 rushing yards per game…named 5A second-team all-state by FloridaHSFootball and first-team all-area by Pensacola News Journal…high school teammates with current FSU wide receiver Keyshawn Helton…chose Florida State over Miami and Mississippi State among others.

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