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Seminole Summary Sunday: FSU Lands Hill on NSD, Finishes with Top-25 Recruiting Class

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With the Early Singing Period now in existence, National Signing Day has lost some of its luster, but Florida State still went out on a high note.

The Seminoles added 4-star wide receiver Destyn Hill on Wednesday. Hill is a New Orleans native, the No. 113 overall prospect and now the highest ranked member of FSU’s 2021 class, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.

As a whole, FSU will finish with the No. 22 overall class for 2021. The Seminoles have the fourth-best class in the ACC.

After a 3-6 season, FSU will try to bolster its roster with 17 new signees, including seven 4-star prospects. Hill, cornerbacks Hunter Washington and Omarion Cooper, wide receiver Malik McClain and defensive end Shambre Jackson were all among the nation’s top 300 prospects, per the Composite.

McClain will headline a group of six early enrollees. FSU’s class will also feature nine transfers, headlined by former UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton. Other notable additions include former South Carolina defensive back Jammie Robinson and defensive lineman Keir Thomas as well as former Georgia linebacker Jermaine Johnson.


Weekly Commitments: Destyn Hill, 4-star WR* (No. 113 overall)*
Weekly Decommitments: None
2021 Recruiting Class Ranking*: No. 22 nationally, fourth in ACC (17 total commitments)*
Big Picture: National Signing Day isn’t the spectacle it used to be, but FSU made a splash on Wednesday to finish with a top-25 class.

Men’s Basketball

Record: 10-3 (6-2 ACC)
Ranking: No. 20 AP Poll; No. 19 Amway Coaches Poll
Past Week: (0-0), Another positive COVID-19 test has led to more postponed contests for Florida State.
Upcoming: vs. Wake Forest (Saturday)
Recognitions: None
Weekly Commitments: None
2021 Recruiting Class Ranking*: No. 2 nationally, first in ACC (four total commitments)*
Big Picture: FSU had to take more time off. The Seminoles hope to begin a 3-game homestand on Saturday.

Women’s Basketball

Record: 6-4 (5-4 ACC)
Ranking: None
Past Week: (1-0), beat North Carolina on Thursday, 61-51
Upcoming: at Miami (Sunday); vs. Syracuse (Thursday)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: Florida State scored a big win on Thursday at North Carolina. FSU has a fairly favorable remaining schedule.

Swimming and Diving

Ranking: Men No. 15 CSCAA; Women No. 21 CSCAA
Past Week: N/A
Upcoming: ACC Championships (Feb. 17-27)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: This will be the last week off for FSU before the ACC Championships.

Track and Field

Ranking: Men No. 5 USTFCCCA, No. 5 South; Women No. 11, No. 2 South USTFCCCA
Past Week: N/A
Upcoming: at Arkansas (Friday and Saturday)
Recognitions: Don’drea Swint (ACC Track Performer of the Week); Jayla Kirkland (ACC Track Performer of the Week); Isaac Grimes (ACC Men’s Field Performer of the Week); Ruta Lasmane (ACC Women’s Co-Field Performer of the Week)
Big Picture: FSU will get set to travel to Arkansas after a week off.

Men’s Tennis

Record: 3-1
Ranking: None
Past Week: (0-0), FSU’s weekend matches were postponed.
Upcoming: vs. Auburn (Friday); vs. Tulane (Saturday)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: FSU didn’t get to play its weekend matches, but hopes to bounce back from its first loss last weekend.

Women’s Tennis

Record: 3-0
Ranking: No. 8 ITA
Past Week: (1-0), beat Florida on Thursday, 4-1
Upcoming: at Georgia (Sunday); vs. North Florida (Friday)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: FSU picked up its most impressive win of the season with a 4-1 victory over Florida. The Seminoles will hit the road for the first time on Sunday.

Men’s Golf

Ranking: None
Past Week: N/A
Upcoming: Seminole Collegiate (Feb. 19-21)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: FSU will continue to be off before hosting the Seminole Collegiate in two weeks.

Cross Country

Ranking: Women No. 20 USTFCCCA
Past Week: Participated in Winter XC Classic.
Upcoming: FSU XC Last Chance (March 5)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: After a hiatus, FSU men’s cross country resumed its season with a seventh-place finish in Tallahassee this week.


Record: 0-0
Ranking: No. 12 NCFA Coaches; No. 10 Softball America; No. 11 D1Softball
Upcoming: vs. Florida A&M (Thursday, JoAnne Graf Classic); vs. Memphis (Friday, JoAnne Graf Classic); vs. Missouri (Saturday, JoAnne Graf Classic)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: FSU is set to open the season this week with the JoAnne Graf Classic.


Record: 1-3 (1-3 ACC)
Ranking: None
Upcoming: vs. Clemson (Saturday, doubleheader)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: After a long hiatus, FSU volleyball will resume its season on Saturday.

*247Sports Composite rankings

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

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