After finishing with the third-best recruiting class in 2014, Florida State has almost duplicated that success for 2015. This time around, they are ranked fourth in the country after successfully recruiting nine players listed in the ESPN 300. On Friday, FSU picked up a commitment from cornerback Tarvarus McFadden.
A four-star member of the class of 2015, McFadden had a choice between the Seminoles and Georgia. The 6-foot-3, 195-pounder chose to stay closer to his home in Plantation, Florida, where he is finishing up his high school career at American Heritage High.
The addition of McFadden comes with impeccable timing for the defending champion Seminoles as junior cornerbacks Ronald Darby and P.J. Williams are draft eligible. If both leave for the NFL, then a vacancy in the FSU defensive backfield will be there for Tarvarus McFadden to fill. If one or even both juniors stay, the Seminole secondary will easily be the most feared in the ACC and quite possibly in the entire NCAA.
The best of the best in the state of Florida must have a great desire to spend their collegiate careers in Tallahassee. After all, after McFadden’s commitment, the Seminoles have now signed six recruits in the Top 15 in the state of Florida.
With 19 commitments in tow, Florida State looks good, but they are not quite done yet.
The Seminoles are still high on recruiting No. 1 Terry Beckner Jr., No. 2 Byron Cowart, No. 5 John Sweat, No. 8 Kendall Sheffield and No. 9 CeCe Jefferson, just to name six. In fact, Beckner Jr. announced that FSU will receive one of his five official visits. As for Sweat, he will visit the Florida State campus in Tallahassee on November 22.
No. 42 Jacques Patrick was signed on Monday and they still remain in the running for No. 58 Da’Vante Phillips.
Not that it hasn’t been already but this should mark a very exciting – or, at worst, dramatic – few weeks for the Florida State Seminoles and their fans as they hope to build on their championship aspirations for years to come.
*Section Photo credit to Miami Herald; Featured Photo (above) credit to 247 Sports