Florida State remained undefeated with a big win over Duke on Saturday night. On Sunday, the Seminoles scored a huge win on the recruiting trail when Armondo Blount, a five-star defensive lineman, committed to Mike Norvell and his staff. Here’s what you need to know:
- Blount, from Miami Central High School, originally committed to Miami as a member of the Class of 2025 but announced Sunday that he is reclassifying and will now be in the 2024 recruiting cycle.
- Prior to reclassifying, Blount was ranked No. 5 overall and the No. 2 defensive lineman in the 2024 class in the 247Sports Composite.
- Florida State now has six top-100 prospects — including three five-star recruits — in its 2024 class.
What does this mean for the Seminoles?
It’s a big head-to-head victory over rival Miami and should bump the Seminoles up a spot or two in the 247Sports Composite team rankings once Blount officially reclassifies. It’ll give FSU seven commitments among the soon-to-be 59 blue-chip recruits in the Sunshine State — as many as Florida and two more than Miami for the overall lead.
Blount is only the third defensive lineman in the 2024 cycle to commit to FSU’s class, joining four-star DD Holmes (No. 272 overall) and three-star Jamorie Flagg (No. 855). The Seminoles start two fifth-year seniors on their defensive line along with 2022 All-American Jared Verse, a projected first-round NFL draft pick.
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