The Florida State Seminoles are gearing up for an exciting start to their 2023 season, as they prepare to face off against the LSU Tigers in Orlando this Sunday. Despite being played at a neutral site, the game is expected to attract a significant amount of attention from future recruiting cycles.
Both the coaching staffs of Florida State and LSU have been given the opportunity to invite a limited number of potential athletes and their families to the game. However, it is important to note that these prospects and their families will not be allowed to interact with the teams during the game, as it cannot be treated as an official visit. Nevertheless, commits from both programs are still likely to keep their recruiting hats on and engage in some behind-the-scenes discussions.
A number of FSU commitments are expected to be in attendance, including some highly-touted prospects. Luke Kromenhoek, a 4-star quarterback, Kameron Davis and Micahi Danzy, both 4-star running backs, as well as Elijah Moore, BJ Gibson, and Lawayne McCoy, all 4-star wide receivers, will be among those present. Additionally, Jonathan Daniels, Tye Hylton, and Jayden Todd, all 4-star offensive linemen, and Jayden Parrish, a 3-star linebacker, will be in attendance. On the defensive side, KJ Bolden and Charles Lester, both 5-star defensive backs, along with 4-star defensive back Ricky Knight, will also be present. CJ Heard, Jake Weinberg, Tramell Jones (2025), a 3-star quarterback, and Devin Carter (2026), a 4-star wide receiver, are also slated to attend the game.
Furthermore, the game is set to witness the presence of several uncommitted prospects who will be keeping a keen eye on the action. Jeremiah Smith, a 5-star wide receiver, LJ McCray, a 4-star defensive lineman, Booker Pickett Jr., a 4-star edge rusher, and Jamari Howard, a 4-star defensive back, are just a few of the highly-rated prospects that will be in attendance. Taevion Swint and Ousmane Kromah, both 4-star running backs, Waden Charles, Daylan McCutcheon, and Dallas Wilson, all 4-star wide receivers, Solomon Thomas and Max Buchanan, both 5-star offensive linemen, Armondo Blount, Myron Charles, and Amaree Williams, all 4-star defensive linemen, Jadon Perlotte and Gavin Nix, both 5-star linebackers, as well as Chris Ewald, Ivan Taylor, and Tony Williams, all 4-star defensive backs, will also be present. Additionally, Jabari Brady, a 4-star wide receiver, Zech Fort, a 4-star defensive back, and Efrem White, a 4-star athlete, all slated for the 2026 class, will be attending.
Excitement is further heightened by the presence of Jamie Ffrench, a 5-star wide receiver in the 2025 class. Ffrench will be attending the game alongside his teammate and FSU commit, Tramell Jones, who is a quarterback.
With such a star-studded audience expected, this game is not only crucial for the on-field performance of the Seminoles, but also for their recruiting efforts. It will provide an opportunity for potential recruits to witness the program in action and make an informed decision about their future collegiate career.