Tribe 24 got a huge dose of great news Monday afternoon as 5-star tight end Landen Thomas announced his decision to flip his commitment from the University of Georgia back to Florida State where he was once previously committed.
This announcement grabbed the attention of the college football world and was certainly a big win for Mike Norvell and his staff being able to go into the two-time defending national champion’s backyard and flip a highly coveted recruit.
Thomas, who plays at Colquitt High School in Moultrie Georgia, had been committed to the Bulldogs since the summer of 2022 and was a top target for Georgia’s coaching staff.
However, over the past few weeks, there had been suspicions that Thomas was considering a change of heart after being on campus in Tallahassee multiple times and attending Florida State’s spring game over UGA which was held on the same day.
Those suspicions turned out to be true, as Thomas announced his decision to flip his commitment on Monday. In a statement released on social media, Thomas thanked the Georgia coaching staff but said he had decided to follow his heart and commit to Florida State.
“FSU has always been in my heart, and I feel like I belong down there. They have something good going on in Tallahassee!”
Thomas is currently the number one tight end prospect in the country in the 2024 class. He stands at 6’4″ and weighing in at 235 pounds. He brings a nice combination of size, speed, and athleticism, which makes him a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses. Thomas is viewed as one of the top pass-catching tight ends in the class but is not scared to block as well. He accounted for 753 yards and 8 touchdowns on 44 receptions his junior year.
With Thomas in the fold, Florida State’s 2023 recruiting class now ranks in the top 5 nationally and 1st in the ACC according to 247 Sports. Thomas is the third top 100 prospect to commit to the Seminoles, joining running back Kam Davis and quarterback Luke Kromenhoek. However, he’s not expected to be the last as FSU is in the mix with multiple other highly-rated recruits this cycle.
The Noles have certainly started to gain some major momentum on the recruiting trail. With every commit in the 2024 class being from either Georgia or Florida, it appears they are committed to reopening the pipelines in one of the most talent-rich areas in the country. This should also help FSU hold onto these players through signing day if they are able to match the high expectations with their on-field performance this season. Thanks for reading and Go Noles!
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