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3-Star Wide Receiver Jordan Young Flips to Florida State

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Florida State kept the momentum of a big National Signing Day going Wednesday afternoon by flipping 3-star receiver Jordan Young.

Young is a unique player in the modern recruiting era. He had no Power 5 offers until Jan. 14, when the Tennessee Volunteers extended one just two days after he visited. From there on, Young received attention from multiple high profile programs, including Florida State.

He committed to Tennessee on Jan. 19 and was expected to stay committed until head coach Willie Taggart and the FSU staff convinced him to take an official visit to Florida State on Feb. 2. That visit ultimately convinced him to flip his commitment to the Seminoles.

Do not be fooled by Young’s 3-star rating and 65th wide receiver label, according to the 247Sports Composite ranking. The only reason he is rated so low is because he received virtually no exposure until Jeremy Pruitt and Tennessee discovered him. Young was the second player to flip from Tennessee to FSU on National Signing Day, joining 3-star running back Anthony Grant.

Realistically, Young would be a 4-star and top 200 prospect if recruiting services had known about him earlier in the process. He’s a deadly vertical threat, with excellent ball skills and physical play to match. Young has a knack for big plays and looks like he could contribute early at Florida State, given the depth chart situation.

Young is the 21st commit of the class and the fourth wide receiver. With the addition of Young, FSU remains ranked 10th as a team in the 247Sports composite.

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