National Signing Day recap: Florida State recovers to finish with top-15 class

By Spectrum Sports Staff,
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 07, 2018, 4:22 PM EST

After a sluggish start to the recruiting season, new Florida State head coach Willie Taggart finished strong on National Signing Day.  The Seminoles finished the early signing period with a recruiting class well outside the top 25 in the nation, but surged into the top 15 with some key signees today.

The top signee in Florida State's class actually did come during the early signing period in December though.  4-star S Jaiden Woodbey from California is ranked the 35th-best recruit in the nation and headlines the 20-man class for the Seminoles.

Florida's state recruiting class currently ranks 11th in the nation and 3rd-best in the ACC.

Local signees include Warren Thompson (Armwood), Malcolm Lamar (Armwood), Isaiah Bolden (Wesley Chapel), Dennis Briggs (Gateway), D'Marcus Adams (Mainland) and Chaz Neal (Wesley Chapel).

Here's a complete list of Florida State signees:

NAME HIGH SCHOOL POSITION
Jaiden Woodbey St. John Bosco (CA) 4-star S
Anthony Lytton Dr. Henry Wise (MD) 4-star DE
Asante Samuel, Jr. St. Thomas Aquinas 4-star CB
Robert Cooper South Gwinnett (GA) 4-star DT
*Warren Thompson Armwood 4-star WR
Tre'Shaun Harrison Garfield (WA) 4-star ATH
Xavier Peters Lakota West (OH) 4-star OLB
*Malcolm Lamar Armwood 4-star DE
*Isaiah Bolden Wesley Chapel 4-star CB
Amari Gainer Chiles 4-star OLB
Christian Meadows Macon County (GA) 4-star G
*Dennis Briggs Gateway 4-star DT
Jordan Young Heritage (GA) 3-star WR
Anthony Grant Buford (GA) 3-star RB
Christian Armstrong Warner Robins (GA) 3-star OT
*D'Marcus Adams Mainland 3-star WR
Jamarcus Chatman Rome (GA) 3-star DT
Jalen Goss Lowndes (GA) 3-star OT
Keyshawn Helton West Florida 3-star WR
*Chaz Neal Wesley Chapel 3-star DE
       

*Bay Area & Central Florida recruits