Florida football recruiting has taken a big step in the 2024 class with high-rated commitments and lots of visits from elite players.
They’ve done so well in fact that Billy Napier has players saying that if they flipped, it would be to the Gators.
It isn’t very often you see a player committed to a different school express direct interest in a different team, nonetheless a rival. But that’s what we have here.
“If I de-committed, it would be to go to Florida – no ifs and or buts.”
It’s pretty rare to see an FSU commit this clearly intrigued by Florida. I’m not sure I can remember a time when someone said something like this.
Tawaski added that he is “completely locked in” with FSU, but if you’re actually locked into a school’s sworn enemy, would you really say you’d like to go there?
This is a pretty telling sign about how recruiting is going in the Sunshine State. FSU had a much better season than the Gators did last year, so much so that they stormed the field after beating UF and are taking their Cheez-It Bowl win as a sign of a Natty to come this year.
But Norvell can’t beat Billy Napier on the trail.
I’m already prepared for an FSU fan who may see this to post how FSU is 6th in the 2024 class and UF is 11th per 247 Sports. But if they say that they’re either just trolling or don’t understand how recruiting works.
The average player ranking for FSU’s class right now is 90.46, compared to UF’s 94.59. FSU is taking JV players while Florida is snagging the top guys in the country.
In April, it’s quality over quantity. There’s no reason to rush to fill your class at this stage in the cycle.
It looks like recruits are starting to see it too. Tawaski Abrams is a great player and would be a good get for Norvell. But good luck keeping him away from Napier and the Gators if they decide to go after him.
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