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The Daily Nole — Dec. 16, 2021: FSU Football Exits ESD With Top-15 Class

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Lead Story

It was a day with high highs and low lows, but Florida State football will exit the Early Signing Period with a top-15 class.

FSU is currently ranked 13th nationally and second in the ACC, according to the 247Sports Composite. The big news however, was the nation’s No. 1 overall recruit Travis Hunter flipping from FSU to Jackson State and FSU legend Deion Sanders. The Seminoles also lost the commitment of 4-star wide receiver Devaughn Mortimer.

Despite missing on a couple of key pieces and losing a couple others, the day for FSU finished strong with the addition of 4-star tackle Julian Armella. FSU also landed the commitment of 4-star athlete Azareyeh Thomas, one of the nation’s top-100 prospects.

4-star edge rusher Dante Anderson will also join the team as a walk-on. The first letter of intent to come in on Wednesday was from FSU’s top remaining commitment, 5-star safety Sam McCall.

Between the Lines

FSU hoops defeated Lipscomb on Wednesday night, 97-60.

On the Agenda

FSU women’s hoops will host Houston on Thursday night. The contest begins at 7 p.m. ET and streams on ACC Network Extra.

News and Notes

FSU guard Anthony Polite scored a career-high 25 points in Wednesday night’s win over Lipscomb.

FSU volleyball junior middle blocker Emma Clothier has been named to the AVCA All-America team.

Helpful Links

Noles247: FSU Early Signing Day Press Conference: Mike Norvell, assistants speak on ESD
Warchant: Clark: Hunter a huge loss for FSU and a warning of what’s to come next
Chop Chat: FSU football: 3 huge takeaways from Early Signing Day

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

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