The Florida State Seminoles landed offensive tackle Wanya Morris and safety Kenyatta Watson II on Saturday, giving Jimbo Fisher’s team six total commitments for FSU’s 2019 recruiting class.
While Florida State’s 2018 recruiting class sits within the top 10 of the national rankings, its 2019 class is building up some steam as well.
On Saturday, the Seminoles dipped into the state of Georgia to land offensive tackle Wanya Morris and safety Kenyatta Watson II, bringing their total to six pledges in the ’19 cycle. FSU already had a commitment from Tru Thompson, a defensive tackle at Grayson High School in Loganville, Georgia. Now, it has pledges from two of his teammates.
Grayson has produced some elite talent, such as DeAngelo Gibbs and Jamyest Williams in the 2017 class as well as Robert Nkemdiche and Wayne Gallman in 2013. The ‘Noles are hoping Morris and Watson can continue the trend of high-impact football players to come out of the program.
Jimbo Fisher and his staff are hoping for even more talent from the Georgia high school.
Four-star outside linebacker Owen Pappoe, the youngest player to ever receive an invite to Nike’s The Opening Finals, also attends Grayson and has quickly become one of the most sought after players in the 2019 class. He’s already visited Tallahassee and is seriously considering the ‘Noles.
With three of Pappoe’s high school teammates verbally committed, it’s probable FSU will use the “recruit through recruits” technique and try to lure him into the class as well. But FSU will have to fight off Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee in his recruitment.
So far, though, FSU has done an excellent job positioning itself for another huge haul in 2019, with key commits coming out of the Peach State.