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FSU Lands 4-Star Safety Cross

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Florida State got some long awaited good news on Monday when it received its first commitment of the month for the 2019 class.

Nick Cross, a 4-star safety, pledged his services to the Seminoles. Cross, out of DeMatha High School near the nation’s capital, is listed at 6-foot-1 and 210 pounds. Known for his bruising style of play and athletic ability, Cross projects as a strong safety in most defensive schemes. He will likely see rotational play as a true freshman.

Cross selected FSU over the likes of Alabama, Florida, Penn State, and others. Cross is ranked by the 247Sports Composite rankings as the No. 53 overall prospect for 2019 and the fourth best safety. He’s also the top player from Maryland.

Cross is the class’ 17th commitment and the second-highest ranked behind only cornerback Akeem Dent. Cross is the second safety to commit to FSU this cycle. While he has said in the past that he grew up a Seminoles fan, his recruitment was much closer than many expected. A late visit to Penn State made the Nittany Lions a legitimate contender for his services. Ultimately, the opportunity to play for his childhood favorite was too much to resist.

With the addition of Nick Cross, the Seminoles are up to eighth nationally in the team rankings, according to the Composite. FSU entered the day at No. 11. FSU now holds the second-best class in the ACC.

Mike Ferguson is the editor of The Daily Nole. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeWFerguson

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