Florida State Recruiting Headquarters: Larry Blustein, Brian Smith
Florida State Recruiting Headquarters host Jon Santucci chats with recruiting analysts Larry Blustein and Brian Smith about spring football.
Jon Santucci, Palm Beach Post Office
As expected, the first weekend of official visits concluded with a series of commitments.
Three players in the USA Today Florida Network top 100 announced their decisions over the weekend. Also, three Miami Norland linemen are headed to Rutgers and Wisconsin got another standout defensive back from Florida.
Here’s a breakdown of the weekend’s commitments.
Top 100 Commitments
Sean Sevillano Jr. (Clearwater Academy International DL)
Commitment: notre dame
Sevillano (No. 42 top 100) chose the Irish over Ohio State, Auburn and Miami on Friday. The 6-foot-2, 315-pound player has a quick first step and has no problem wreaking havoc in the backfield. He finished last season with 19 sacks and 21 tackles for loss.
Jarvis Boatwright (Clearwater S)
Lincoln Riley lands his first commitment from Florida since arriving at USC ahead of the 2022 season in the talented Boatwright (No. 78 top 100). Returning from a torn ACL suffered last season, Boatwright is 6-foot-1, 170 pounds, a strong tackler and covers a lot of ground in the secondary.
Deryc Plazz (Andrew Jackson OL)
Commitment: state of pennsylvania
The 6-foot-5, 265-pound Plazz has the height to play tackle, but he also has the athleticism and outstanding blocking ability in the running game to play guard. Plazz had dozens of offers and chose Penn State over Duke, Florida State, Miami and NC State. Plazz joins Mandarin cornerbacks Jon Mitchell and Antoine Belgrave-Shorter in Penn State’s class of 2024.
Power 5/State Commitments
Vernon Woodward (Winter Park C.B.)
Woodward is a 6-foot-2, 180-pound long cornerback. He picked up nine Power 5 offers during April and May and committed to the Badgers on Sunday. He had 57 tackles, three forced fumbles and two pass breakups at Orange City-University last fall.
Joseph Ionata (Calvary Christian OL)
Ionata saw his hiring take off in December and January. Alabama offered the 6-foot-3, 280-pound Thursday and committed to the Crimson Tide on Saturday. Ionata has started at left tackle for Calvary Christian the past two seasons, but he projects to be an interior lineman at the next level.
Tyclean Luman/Tycoolhill Luman (Miami Norland EDGE)
It’s pretty common for twins to be a next-level package, and that was the case with the Luman brothers. Both are 6-foot-3, 245 pounds, and were highly productive running backs at Miami Jackson in 2022 when they combined for 25 sacks and 55 tackles for loss.
Allen Bryant (St. Thomas Aquinas DB)
The Panthers drafted Florida Pat Narduzzi and added Bryant, their second commitment from Florida in the class of 2024, on Saturday. At 6-foot-1 and 170 pounds, Bryant is a long defensive back who can play cornerback or safety. He had 44 tackles, one interception and four pass breakups at Fort Lauderdale-Calvary Christian last season.
Raynor Andrews (Miami Norland OT)
Greg Schiano has had a lot of success in Florida and it continued Saturday when Andrews, a high-potential recruit, announced his commitment to Rutgers. The Bahamian-born 6-foot-6 tackle has played just one year of soccer, but he has the frame, athleticism and work ethic that colleges covet.
Joshua Raymond (Lake Mary OL)
Raymond’s recruiting didn’t pick up until March, but he had a handful of offers from Power 5. He got engaged during his official visit to Nashville over the weekend. Lake Mary coaches believe the 6-foot-4½, 265-pound Raymond can play tackle (he started at left tackle for the Rams’ regional finalist team last fall) or guard in college.
Joshua Porter (Fort Meade WR)
The 6-foot, 175-pound Porter became the sixth player from the state to commit to the Bulls in this class. Porter has been his team’s favorite receiver the past two seasons, combining to catch 73 passes for more than 1,200 yards and 17 touchdowns.
Xakery Wiedner (Pace ATH)
Commitment: coastal carolina
The Chanticleers have done a great job of recruiting players from Florida in recent years, so it’s no surprise that their two 2024 commitments, Bolles QB DJ Moore and Wiedner, are products of the Sunshine State. Wiedner is a true jack of all trades. He had 492 receiving yards, 454 rushing yards, 12 offensive touchdowns, 55 tackles and three interceptions last year.