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Signing day preview: What to watch

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Florida State is almost to the finish line.

The recruiting push that began on the day that Mike Norvell was introduced, Dec. 8, will wrap up on Wednesday afternoon on National Signing Day. The December early signing period has taken on prominence as about 70 percent of prospects are choosing their school and not waiting until February.

But that doesn’t mean the work stopped for coaches, who recalibrate their boards and look to find prospects. Here’s a look at what to watch on Wednesday:

FSU commitments: Athlete Corey Wren, athlete Darion Williamson, offensive tackle Robert Scott, running back Ladamian Webb and defensive end Markeston Douglas are expected to sign with FSU.

The wild card: What will receiver Malachi Wideman do on Wednesday? He remains a mystery although there’s reason to be skeptical that he signs with FSU after not doing so in December. Tennessee, Ole Miss and Oregon are the other schools that Wideman is considering, according to 247Sports.

Decision day: Athlete D.J. Lundy, linebacker T.J. Davis, athlete Sidney Williams and defensive back Donovan Kaufman have FSU among their finalists.

How the class ranks: FSU is 20th in 247Sports’ team rankings but just a few percentage points away from sneaking ahead of No. 17 Miami and No. 18 North Carolina.

Press conference: Norvell will meet with the media on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Look for live updates on theOsceola.com.

Signing day recap: The ACC Network will hold a review of signing day at 5:30 p.m.

Signing day party: FSU fans will gather to hear from Norvell and assistant coaches at 6 p.m. at the Tallahassee Automobile Museum. The event will also stream live on ACC Network Extra, which will be available on satellite providers, streaming services and most cable carrier (but not Comcast). If you have Comcast, join a friend whose provider has the ACC Network (and thus can stream the ACC Network Extra) or find a watch party near you. The Manatee Seminole Club is one that will host a watch party at Motorworks Brewing.

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