After indecision, McClain signs with FSU

Malik McClain has a flair for the drama. And Florida State fans hope he will produce some dramatic catches, and touchdowns, in the future.

The Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy four-star receiver had decommitted from FSU in recent weeks only to sign with FSU on Friday, which is the final day of the early signing period. McClain, who is 6-foot-4 and 195 pounds, is the 16th high school commitment to the 2021 class.

“We are so very excited with the addition of Malik McClain to the Florida State family,” FSU coach Mike Norvell said. “Malik is a dynamic playmaker who possesses great size, speed and agility, and he can be utilized to attack defenses in a variety of ways. We believe Malik is a special young man not only with his ability on the field but also his personality, heart and passion for success off the field. We are looking forward to Malik starting classes in January and beginning his journey helping Florida State climb back to where our program deserves to be.”

He is the second receiver to join the class, following three-star Joshua Burrell (who is 6-2, 210 pounds).

Landing receivers is a huge priority for the Seminoles going into 2021. FSU is shorthanded on numbers after Tamorrion Terry opted out midseason and FSU has veteran pieces like Keyshawn Helton and Ontaria Wilson as well as a group of freshmen like Kentron Poitier, Bryan Robinson and Darion Williamson.

With the signing of McClain, FSU vaulted to the 22nd spot in the 247Sports team rankings.

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