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Seminole Summary Sunday: FSU Moves Into Recruiting Top 25 During Early Signing Period

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Florida State’s season finale did not take place this week, but it was a productive one for the football team nonetheless.

During the Early Signing Period, FSU did not lose a single committed player. It added a pair of top-400 prospects, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.

On Wednesday, FSU made a splash by adding Virginia Beach native and 3-star defensive end George Wilson. Wilson, a former South Carolina commitment, is ranked as the No. 365 overall prospect by the Composite.

Two days later, a familiar face came back into the fold for FSU. 4-star wide receiver Malik McClain, who decommitted less than two weeks prior, re-pledged his services and signed with Florida State. He becomes the second-highest ranked signee behind only cornerback Hunter Washington.

Of the 17 total commitments for 2021, FSU has signed 16 of them. The lone exception is 3-star guard Kimo Makaneole. UCF quarterback transfer McKenzie Milton also signed this week.

Entering the week, FSU ranked 34th in the nation and just eighth in the ACC, according to the 247Sports Composite. With the pair of additions, FSU moves up 12 spots to No. 22 overall and to fourth in the ACC.


Record: 3-6 (2-6 ACC)
Ranking: None
Past Week: (0-0), regular season finale at Wake Forest was cancelled.
Recognitions: None
Weekly Commitments: George Wilson, 3-star DE (No. 365 overall)*, Malik McClain, 4-star WR (No. 266 overall)
2021 Recruiting Class Ranking*: No. 22 nationally, eighth in ACC (17 total commitments)*
Big Picture: A disappointing season for Florida State came to an end this week when its final game of the year was canceled. The Seminoles did have a nice week on the recruiting trail.

Men’s Basketball

Record: 4-1 (1-0 ACC)
Ranking: No. 15 AP; No. 15 Amway Coaches
Past Week: (1-1), beat Georgia Tech on Tuesday, 74-61; lost to UCF on Saturday, 86-74
Upcoming: vs. Gardner-Webb (Monday)
Recognitions: Scottie Barnes, G/F (ACC Rookie of the Week)
Weekly Commitments: None
2021 Recruiting Class Ranking*: No. 2 nationally, first in ACC (four total commitments)*
Big Picture: FSU hoops started off with a win in ACC play for the first time since the 2016-17 season, but followed that up with its first home non-conference loss in six years. The Seminoles will wrap up non-conference play on Monday.

Women’s Basketball

Record: 2-1 (1-1 ACC)
Ranking: None
Past Week: (1-1), beat Virginia on Sunday, 69-51; lost at Clemson on Thursday, 72-69.
Upcoming: vs. Pittsburgh (Sunday)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: After a lengthy layoff, Florida State split a pair of games to open ACC play. The Seminoles will host Pittsburgh on Sunday before two more weeks off.

*247Sports Composite rankings

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

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