Live updates: Early signing day

The Osceola staff will provide live updates throughout the Early Signing Day on Wednesday.


7:11 a.m. — The first FSU football signee is in and it’s a big one. Lake Gibson (Fla.) five-star safety Sam McCall has sent in his singed national letter of intent (NLI).

7:17 a.m. — Defensive end commitment Aaron Hester sent in his NLI ahead of his scheduled ceremony

7:25 a.m. — Athlete Brian Courtney has sent in his NLI. FSU announces him as a tight end

7:35 a.m. — Offensive lineman Qae’shon Sapp has sent in his NLI. The first of what could be a big (literally) day for the offensive line

8:38 a.m. — Rodney Hill has signed his NLI. He is announced as a running back

8:42 a.m. — Kanaya Charlton has signed his NLI. He is announced at 354 pounds. Charlton is viewed as a guard by most recruiting services

9:01 a.m. — Jerrale Powers has signed with FSU. Second tight end of the day to sign, although it’s possible Courtney does not end up at tight end

9:40 a.m. — Offensive tackle prospect Julian Armella is now expected to sign in February

FSU has not announced but Homestead DE Dante Anderson will be on scholarship, per the Osceola’s Charles Fishbein. He has not signed.

10:24 a.m. — OL Daughtry Richardson has signed with FSU. Now three offensive linemen in house, including Sapp and Charlton

10:38 a.m. — DT Daniel Lyons is the 10th announced signing by FSU (not counting Anderson)

11:07 a.m. — OL Jaylen Early has signed his NLI

12:26 p.m. — LB Omar Graham has signed his NLI

1:25 p.m. — DB Azareyeh Thomas has signed with FSU. He is the second-highest rated signee after McCall

1:53 p.m. — DT Bishop Thomas has signed with FSU

2:23 p.m. — QB A.J. Duffy has signed with FSU


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Going elsewhere

Around 8:15 a.m., TE Jake Johnson (Brad’s son) has signed with Texas A&M. No word on QB Max Johnson’s decision.

Around 8:20 a.m., one-time QB commitment Nicco Marchiol picked West Virginia

Former FSU receiver Bryan Robinson has announced he will transfer to Marshall. Khalan Laborn has also announced in recent days he has earned his FSU degree and will land at Marshall.

Former FSU running back La’Damian Webb, who went to a junior college, is now heading to South Alabama

At 9:19 a.m., Georgia commit Tyre West officially flipped but to Tennessee and not FSU

At 10:24 a.m., linebacker Wesley Bissainthe signed with Miami

Junior college defensive back DeCarlos Nicholson flipped from Kentucky to Mississippi State

At 12:11 p.m., top commitment Travis Hunter flipped from FSU to Jackson State. Story here

At 12:48, one-time FSU commit Aliou Bah signed with Georgia

FSU DL target Nyjalik Kelly signed with Miami

FSU WR commitment Devaughn Mortimer signed with Louisville

Signing times

FSU S target Kamari Wilson, 4 p.m. (leaning toward Georgia, likely broadcast on ESPN)

FSU DE target Marvin Jones Jr., 4:40 p.m. (broadcast on ESPN)

Coming up

Coach Mike Norvell will be speaking with the media at 4 p.m. Assistant coaches will follow at 4:30 p.m.

On social media

FSU’s graphics department has a again been quite creative in promoting the program. This is the #PlatinumSquad graphics that they have produced, following up the popular Backyard Football graphics from the December 2020 class.