Tallahassee Buzzing as Florida State Defeats Rival Miami in Thrilling Showdown
High School Football Prospects Flock to Florida State
Tallahassee was abuzz this weekend as the No. 4 ranked Florida State Seminoles hosted and triumphed over their rival, the Miami Hurricanes, in a thrilling 27-20 showdown. The victory not only improved Florida State’s record to a perfect 10-0 but also brought them one step closer to securing a spot in the College Football Playoff.
Amidst the excitement of the game, some of the nation’s top high school football prospects were in attendance, adding to the electric atmosphere. Head coach Mike Norvell and his staff have been hard at work building Florida State’s No. 4 ranked recruiting class for the 2024 cycle, and many of these highly sought-after recruits were present at the game.
Offensive tackle commit Jayden Todd expressed his admiration for the FSU environment, stating, “It was really a one-of-a-kind experience! Coach Norvell and his staff have put in a lot of hard work and time to get to where they are at right now. I think it’s only up from here.”
The weekend saw the presence of several highly touted players, including Jeremiah Smith, the No. 1 overall recruit and Ohio State receiver commit, LJ McCray, a five-star defensive lineman committed to Florida, and Cameron Coleman, a five-star receiver committed to Texas A&M. These players, along with other top prospects, were given a glimpse of what it would be like to play in such a thrilling atmosphere in meaningful games.
Florida State’s recruiting efforts extended beyond the 2024 class, as they also hosted elite juniors from the 2025 and 2026 classes. The Seminoles have already secured commitments from quarterback Tramell Jones Jr. and safety Ethan Pritchard in the 2025 class. Additionally, they are making headway with some of the best prospects in the 2026 class.
Devin Carter, a top247 receiver and early Florida State commit, expressed his excitement about the program’s growth under Coach Norvell, stating, “This season just shows the growth of the program under Coach Mike Norvell, and I trust Coach Norvell to continue the climb with this university.”
The positive feedback from both current commits and potential recruits highlights the success of Coach Norvell and his staff in building something special in Tallahassee. The electric atmosphere, passionate fans, and the team’s undefeated record have all contributed to Florida State’s appeal as a top destination for high school football prospects.
As the season progresses, Florida State aims to solidify its outstanding recruiting class and continue its winning streak. With the support of their dedicated fans and the hard work of Coach Norvell and his staff, the Seminoles are poised for success both on and off the field.
Stay tuned to 247Sports and Noles247 for more updates and reactions from the weekend’s events.
Florida State Defeats Rival Miami in Thrilling Showdown
Top High School Football Prospects Witness Florida State’s Victory
Tallahassee was filled with excitement this weekend as the No. 4 ranked Florida State Seminoles hosted and triumphed over their rival, the Miami Hurricanes, in a thrilling 27-20 showdown. This victory not only improved Florida State’s record to a perfect 10-0 but also brought them one step closer to securing a spot in the College Football Playoff.
Amidst the buzz of this intense rivalry game, some of the nation’s most talented high school football prospects were in attendance. Head coach Mike Norvell and his coaching staff have been hard at work, resulting in Florida State’s impressive No. 4 ranked recruiting class for the 2024 cycle. Many of these highly sought-after recruits returned to witness the electric atmosphere at FSU.
Offensive tackle commit Jayden Todd expressed his admiration for the environment at Florida State, describing it as a unique and unforgettable experience. Todd praised Coach Norvell and his staff for their dedication and hard work, believing that the program is only going to improve from here.
The weekend saw the presence of several highly touted players, including Jeremiah Smith, the No. 1 overall recruit and Ohio State receiver commit, LJ McCray, a five-star defensive lineman committed to Florida, and Cameron Coleman, a five-star receiver committed to Texas A&M. These top prospects, along with other notable recruits, such as Cai Bates and Zavier Mincey, were given the opportunity to witness the intense atmosphere and envision themselves playing in meaningful games like this in the future.
Hylton Stubbs, a highly regarded safety from Jacksonville, expressed his excitement about the electric environment at FSU. He praised Coach Norvell and his coaching staff for their efforts in building a special program. Stubbs felt the love and support from coaches Pat Surtain and Adam Fuller during his visit, further solidifying his positive impression of the Seminoles.
The presence of elite junior recruits was equally impressive. David Sanders Jr., the No. 1 overall recruit and a five-star offensive tackle, Na’eem Offord, the top-ranked cornerback, DJ Pickett, the top-ranked safety, and Jared Smitt, the top-ranked edge, were among the talented juniors who made their way to Tallahassee. The Fegans family, whose son Anquon Fegans is the No. 2 ranked safety, expressed their love for the tradition and the building of something special at FSU.
The positive feedback continued with junior recruits, such as Daylan McCutcheon, who described the environment as amazing and believed in Florida State’s chances of winning the National Championship under Coach Norvell’s guidance. Cortez Mills echoed this sentiment, emphasizing the phenomenal job done by Coach Norvell and his coaching staff in maintaining an undefeated season.
The enthusiasm extended to commitments in the 2025 class, with Tramell Jones Jr. and Ethan Pritchard expressing their excitement about the electric atmosphere and the successful recruiting weekend for Florida State.
Looking ahead, Florida State is already making strides in securing top prospects for the 2026 class. Devin Carter, an early commit from Georgia, expressed his belief in Coach Norvell’s ability to lead the program to greatness. Aaron Gregory, an athlete from Douglasville, Georgia, praised FSU’s undefeated season and their ability to adjust and regroup when needed. Maxwell Riley, an offensive tackle from Ohio, was impressed by everything he witnessed and heard during his visit, firmly believing that Coach Norvell and his staff are building something special in Tallahassee.
Tyler Atkinson, a linebacker from Grayson High School in Georgia, commended FSU’s solid defense and the coaching staff’s ability to fulfill their promises. Micah Smith, an offensive tackle from Vero Beach, Florida, was captivated by the atmosphere, particularly the moment when the stadium turned red with fans holding up their flashlights. Romin Seymour, a 2026 quarterback from Texas, described the environment as amazing and believed in Coach Norvell’s ability to lead FSU to continued success.
Legacy recruit Preston Ashley, a cornerback from Mississippi, expressed his deep connection to Florida State and his admiration for Coach Norvell and the staff’s track record. Adam Balogoun-Ali, a linebacker from North Palm Beach, Florida, acknowledged the special atmosphere created by Coach Norvell and predicted a bright future for the program.
As the reactions from this exciting weekend continue to pour in, it is evident that Florida State’s football program, under the guidance of Coach Norvell, is on an upward trajectory. The electric atmosphere, the dedicated coaching staff, and the impressive recruiting efforts have all contributed to the resurgence of the Seminoles. With a perfect record and a promising group of recruits, Florida State is poised for success in the coming years.
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