Florida State is in need of building pass-rush depth and landed a commitment who could fill that need.
Four-star defensive end Shambre Jackson of Orlando Boone High picked FSU on Thursday night. Jackson is considered the 17th-best strongside defensive end and No. 31 player in Florida in the 2021 class.
The 6-foot-2, 230-pound Jackson had dozens of offers. He had 56 tackles and 14.5 sacks in 2019 as a junior.
“He has camped at FSU, been to games and has been leaning their way for close to a year now,” Osceola recruiting analyst Charles Fishbein said. “He is another versatile lineman. You can see the theme with coach Norvell and how he wants to recruit. He is going to get guys who can line up anywhere on the defensive line. His body type if going to allow him to get up to 275-280 pounds. He may even get bigger than that. Jackson does give you a pass rusher off the edge. He is probably ahead of the two committed players at this time at rushing the quarterback.”
FSU now has 17 commitments for the 2021 class, including two other defensive ends: Joshua Farmer of Gadsden County and Byron Turner Jr. of New Orleans St. Augustine.