Notes: Future ‘Noles confirm commitment, Atcavage decommits

Mike Norvell’s first, big recruiting weekend was busy.

And mostly a success.

A number of commitments, including four-star defensive back Demorie Tate and tight end Carter Boatwright, confirmed they would sign with Florida State.

Tate tweeted that he was “1,000,000 % Committed” to the Seminoles on Sunday afternoon.

Boatwright posted that “my recruitment is 100% shut down.”

FSU’s class took a hit on Sunday afternoon when offensive lineman Alex Atcavage announced that he would be backing off his commitment. He stated that it’s possible he could still sign with FSU in February but that his recruitment is again open.

The Seminoles received a welcome jolt on Friday night when three-star quarterback Tate Rodemaker announced his commitment to FSU. Rodemaker said he will sign with FSU on Wednesday, which is the first day of the early signing period.

Two former FSU commitments will make their decisions on Wednesday. While likely a long shot to sign with FSU, quarterback Jeff Sims will pick his school in the morning. And defensive end Josh Griffis will also make his commitment. Griffis was a longtime FSU commitment before flipping to Louisville, but he is also coming off a weekend visit to Tallahassee.

A former FSU commitment, Wakulla High linebacker Keyshawn Greene, announced that he would be signing with Nebraska.

FSU has 13 commitments in the class of 2020 in the 247Sports rankings. The class is ranked 26th nationally and fifth in the ACC.


  1. Jerry Kutz

    Norvell may have backed off some of the commitments Taggart’s staff made leading Atcavage and Simms to open up their recruitment. Very interesting developments at two positions of need. If you believe what you hear, Norvell made a home visit to tell Simms he was going to sign several quarterbacks and reportedly delayed signing Atcavage.
    I had wondered how the new staff would find the time to evaluate the commitments to be sure they met their specific needs. While its disruptive to the recruit and the fan base hoping for a big signing class, its far better that the head coach be candid now so he only brings in kids he believes can succeed in his new system.

    I’ve got an idea the Seminoles will land 10-12 prospects including a couple we haven’t heard of yet.

    What are you thinking?

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