Florida state head coach Jimbo Fisher and company have done it again.
Oscar Smith (Chesapeake, VA) defensive end Josh Sweat ended the silence, choosing Florida State over hometown favorite Virginia Tech Hokies, the Georgia Bulldogs, Ohio State Buckeyes, and Oregon Ducks.
According to 247sports.com, Sweat is the No. 1 overall player in the class of 2015 and joins a long list of talented players who are already committed to the Seminoles.
Rivals.com’s rankings has four five-star players currently committed to the Seminoles: defensive end Josh sweat, running back Jacques Patrick, defensive back Derwin James, and cornerback Tarvarus McFadden.
Sweat was seen by virtually all of the top recruiting services as one of the top three players in the country. He showed off his unique skill-set, combined with his freakish athleticism during summer combines. At the Opening Camp in Oregon this past summer, Sweat ran a 4.46 forty and also reached a 38.3-inch vertical leap. However, early in his senior season, Sweat suffered a gruesome knee injury that has kept him out his entire senior campaign.
According to ESPN.com, Sweat is rehabbing with Russel Warren who is the New York Giant’s team physician. Sweat is planning to enroll in January and it is unknown if he will redshirt his freshman season due to his injury.
The Seminoles are right behind the Alabama Crimson Tide with the No. 2 overall recruiting class. Jimbo Fisher still has his eyes on some of the most talented recruits remaining, including defensive ends Byron Cowart, Terry Beckner Jr., and CeCe Jefferson.
Sweat’s commitment comes at a great time for Florida State, who will likely lose Mario Edwards Jr. to the NFL draft.
The Seminoles are trying to repeat as national champions and are the only undefeated team left in the country. They will face off against the Oregon Ducks in the College Football Playoff semifinal game at the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1.
*Section Photo credit to Ronald Martinez, Getty Images; Featured Photo (above) credit to Newport News Daily Press.